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Bandsaw Maintenance

In order to secure high operational equipment and money, bandsaw maintenance, preventive and corrective, are essential for cost-effective and prolonged use of any bandsaw machine. Bandsaws are the most widely used machines in the metal and wood cutting industries because of their efficiency, versatility, and power. Bandsaw operators should be knowledgeable of specific checkpoints in order to perform proper preventive maintenance. No preventive maintenance area on any machine should be overlooked. Daily bandsaw maintenance needs to include chip clean-up and debris removal, and the blade, chip brush, and guides need to be inspected for wear. Daily inspection of fluids, lubricants, and any …

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M42 601 Bandsaw Blades

A bi-metal bandsaw blade that covers the broadest range of sawing applications and materials, the M42 601 Series bandsaw blade is suitable for everything from production cutting to general purpose sawing. The assembly technique used to create the M42 will guarantee top cutting performance time and again. Aggressive tooth geometries coupled with M42 high-speed steel tooth tips attached to a fatigue-resistant backer help to make it general-duty durable. The Haltbar 601 M42 Bandsaw Blade is an inexpensive blade that offers an accurate cut as well as being durable enough to outlast other saw blades, making it ideal for cutting a wide range of alloys. The …

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Bandsaw Blade Terminology

More information about bandsaw blade terminology, the industry jargon, and with emphasis on the bandsaw blade. A bandsaw blade is an engineered and banded piece of metal joined together by welding.  Saw blades are composed of different parts, and the terminology to describe these parts is an important factor in helping to better understand blade applications. Arbor/Mandrel — the shaft that is saw-motor driven and turns the saw blade Beam Strength — the resistance a saw blade has to back deflection when subjected to the edge thrust of feed pressure Blade Length — the total length of the bandsaw blade Blade Tension — the direct pull (in pounds) on the …

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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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Bandsaw Blade Tooth Design

The machining industry uses four different types of bandsaw blade and each bandsaw blade tooth design is unique. Each set is made to correspond with a specific cut and material. The most commonly used tooth styles are the regular (or standard) tooth design and the variable (skip) tooth design. Each has its own specific purpose, with the definitions and usage being described as follows: Standard or Regular Tooth -Rake angle of Zero ° -For cutoff and contour cutting, or general purpose use Variable (Skip) Tooth Style -Same as Standard Tooth Style but with less teeth (every other tooth being removed) -Increased gullet capacity -Good …

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The Table Saw

The table saw is one of the most traditional of all cutting tools. They are used primarily in the home and in some woodworking shops. A type of woodworking tool that consists of a circular saw blade mounted on an arbor. The electric motor is directed by gears or belt. Its blade extends above the surface of the table in order to provide support for the materials that are to be cut. The first circular saw was created around the 16th or 17th century, and in 1777, the first patent for a table saw was given to Samuel Miller. Table …

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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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