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Bandsaw Preventive Maintenance

Scheduled preventive bandsaw maintenance will increase productivity by decreasing cost, down time, and stress. Preventive maintenance will help to increase blade life while decreasing the need for emergency maintenance repairs. Well‐maintained bandsaw machines make efficient, quality cuts while increasing worker safety. Preventive maintenance procedure for any bandsaw operator includes the following: Check band wheels at every blade change Monitor band wheel bearings every six months — check for unusual wheel movement, replacing as needed Installation of guides must be in accordance with machine manufacturer’s instructions Inspect band guides every six months minimally Blade tension daily check At every blade change, inspect blade tension according to manufacturer’s recommendations Before removing …

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