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Feed Mechanisms

The bandsaw feed mechanism aids in proper machine usage, allowing for an easy and productive cutting procedure with positive end results. Blade life preservation is another aspect. Gravity feed saws behave as their name implies and rely on their own weight. The cutting force can be adjusted by a movable counterbalancing weight, a screw-thread coil spring adjustment, or by a hydraulic or pneumatic damper or speed control valve. A damper won’t force the blade down but instead limits the fall speed, preventing excessive feed on thin or soft parts. Hydraulic feed saws use a positive pressure hydraulic piston to move …

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