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Bandsaw Coolant Mixtures

Bandsaw Coolant Mixtures and how to extend the life of a bandsaw blade include such things as the proper handling of saw blades, using the correct operating procedures, and more specifically, choosing the right coolant. These will all work to result in a smooth, more satisfying cutting process. Metal Working Fluid (MWF) — also referred to as cutting fluid, cutting oil, cutting compound, coolant, or lubricant — can range from straight oils (petroleum oils) to water-based fluids including soluble oils and semi-synthetic/synthetic fluids. MWFs may be complex mixtures of oils, emulsifiers, anti-weld agents, corrosion inhibitors, extreme pressure additives, buffers (alkaline …

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Coolants, Lubricants, and Cutting Fluids

Saw blades can quickly overheat, distorting and even damaging the material being cut. Coolants, Lubricants, and Cutting Fluids are necessary in order to prevent such occurrences. Coolants, Lubricants, and Cutting Fluids are terms used to describe one thing: Cutting Fluid, a liquid used to dissipate heat, lubricate the band saw blade teeth, and flush debris from the gullet. Whichever word chosen to describe the material, it all applies. Coolant because the material is necessary to prevent the saw blade from overheating, Lubricant, because keeping the blade slick during use prevents chips from building up on the blade, and Cutting Fluid, because …

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