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Coolants and Lubricants 101

Coolants and Lubricants 101 – a primer. Heat is one of the main reasons for blade failure. Lubricating the cutting edge of a band saw blade will reduce the heat that is generated by the cutting friction of the blade as it comes into contact with the material in production. A flood of coolant will help to wash away the chips from the gullets of the blade. Chips can become work-hardened during the cutting process occurs due to the friction heat and by compaction. If the chips are dragged back into a cut more than once, they can damage the saw blade’s teeth. Coolant …

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Band Saw Blade Tooth Stripping

Band Saw Blade Tooth Stripping. Some questions to consider when band saw blades end up with stripped teeth early in its life span. What type of saw is used to cut materials? What types of materials are being cut? Are there too few teeth in the cut? Too many? Is the chip brush working? Are the lubricants and coolant being utilized? Are the gullets filling with material, causing bounce? What speed is being run for the particular production task being operated? Is it  a quality blade that is being used? Is the saw blade’s weld straight? If no, Stop! Call your supplier right away. Is the …

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