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Bandsaw Feed Systems

Bandsaw Feed Systems are the pressures applied to the bandsaw blade by the materials that are being cut. Feed Rate is an important cutting variable that is defined as being the amount of material (in square inches) that the saw is set to cut in one minute, S.I.P.M. (Square Inches Per Minute). The feed system should not be erratic, and the bandsaw movement should be smooth and steady. Different Methods of Feed System Gravity — the bandsaw falls under the head’s weight and has movable weight which allows for adjustment of the feed pressure Gravity/Spring — similar to gravity feed, but with the use …

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