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The Chip Brush

The chip brush is a nondescript equipment piece on both horizontal and vertical bandsaws. They are designed to increase blade performance by keeping the gullets free of debris. The chip brush performs a critical role in the function and lifespan of the blade and the machine. In order to produce a clean cut, clean gullets are necessary. It will reduce blade stripping, wear, and welded chips to the blade teeth. It will eliminate rough cuts and minimize blade bounce. Chip brushes on most bandsaws are mechanical and motor-driven. As the blade passes the spinning steel brush, the brush removes the spiral shaped chips from …

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Bandsaw Blade Gullets

Bandsaw blade gullets are the space or curvature between each individual tooth on a saw blade. With each pass of the blade, the material being cut will curl into the gullet, creating a spiral of material called the chip. Too many teeth in the cut will make the gullet full. The teeth become filled with this excess material, and the chip will eventually break away. Use a variable pitch blade since the alternating pitch created increases and then decreases the chip load inside the cut. One reason to pay attention to gullet size is that with coarser pitch blades, the …

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