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Band Saw Feed Rate and Feed System

Band Saw Feed Rate and Feed System. Feed Rate and Feed Systems in band saw operation are important cutting variables that impact production rate and machine-ability. So, what is Feed Rate and the various types of Feed Systems that exist? The Feed Rate is defined as the amount of material (in square inches) that a band saw can cut per minute. This number or amount is often referred to as S.I.P.M. (Square Inches Per Minute). Critical to the proper operation of a band saw is the smooth steadiness of the head of the saw as it drops onto the material being cut. The feed should always be …

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