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Bandsaw Chips Check

Fabricating shops use bandsaw machines to cut a variety of materials including beams, structurals, heavy wall tubing, stainless steel, tool steels , pipes, and tubes. Bandsaw operators incorporate an effective sawing operation by first choosing the right bandsaw blade, and then performing a blade break in procedure. These are then followed by properly setting the machine, using the correct feed rate for the material, running the saw blade at the recommended speed rate, and cutting with or without coolant (depending on the materials). But there is one aspect that most bandsaw operators do overlook, and that is to check the shavings …

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Feed and Speed Rate Factors

Running saw blades at the correct feed and speed rates is important if the goal is to achieve desirable output. There is an optimum balance between blade speed and feed rate for every saw blade and every material to be cut. Proper adjustment of feed and speed rates will help to maximized blade life and assure a satisfactory cut. Feed rate is determined by the bandsaw, material size and shape, guide spacing, cutting fluid, and tooth size and shape. The greater the blade speed, the greater the feed rate — up to the limits imposed by the above-mentioned production factors. Blade Speed Bandsaw …

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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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