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About Bandsaw Worm Gears

Worm gears are used when large gear reductions are needed. The set-up allows the user to determine rotational speed and also allows for higher torque to be transmitted. Many worm gears have an interesting property that no other gear set has: the worm can easily turn the gear, but the gear cannot turn the worm. This is because the worm angle is so shallow that when the gear tries to spin it, the friction between the gear and the worm holds the worm in place. The three different types of worm gear are: No throat –  a straight worm without a groove …

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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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Bandsaw Definitions

Bandsaw Definitions and what you should know with regard to the jargon tossed about within the industry. As a child, I grew up believing that a BLT was a Club sandwich. My mother always called them Clubs and who was I to argue? Imagine my shock and dismay at ordering a Club Sandwich as an adult only to have the waitress set a turkey sandwich before me. I hate turkey. Industry jargon is no less confusing and muddled. This unique form of speaking or labeling certain aspects of the field, like most words in the English language, tend to branch out …

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Metallurgy and Bandsaw Blades

The study of metallurgy and its impact on bandsaw blades is invaluable knowledge for any machine or woodworking shop employee and key to proper application in any cutting process. To better understand the need-of-use for the different types of saw blades and their effect on different types of materials, a better understanding of the terminology and application becomes more clear. Metallurgy is the study of physical and chemical behavior of metallic elements, their inter-metallic compounds, and their mixtures, which are called alloys. Another way of describing it is the way in which science is applied to the production of metals and the engineering of metal …

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