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Prolonging Bandsaw Blade Life

Prolonging bandsaw blade life is an obvious topic of discussion, but there are ways to avoid such occurrences as weld breakage, premature blade dulling, and blade bounce from cropping up to affect work production, output, and cost. When such instances occur, a few questions to ask include: was the blade tension set properly, was the correct blade used for the size and type of material being cut, and/or, was the proper break-in procedure followed prior to cutting? The blame may lean toward low blade quality, but more often it is due to improper use. Before operating a machine, it is …

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