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Band Tension and Cutting Performance

Saw blade tension is a technical term used to describe how tight the bandsaw blade is on a bandsaw and is expressed in Pound per Square Inch ( PSI). The amount of tension applied will depend on blade thickness and width, and wheel diameter. Various methods are used to set the correct blade tension, from gauge use to blade plucking not unlike that of a guitar string. Tension can be adjusted by a gauge indicator on the bandsaw. It will indicate the amount of tension required based on the width of the saw blade. Using a tension meter will assure the most accurate …

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Vibration and Chatter

Vibration, worn wheels, ill-fitted belts, wobbly blades, and shoddy performance are all the result of bandsaw machine equipment neglect, malfunction, or both. They are also known causes of excessive noise in operation. By minimizing these sound issues, work environment is improved while raising bandsaw performance levels. Below are a few causes for excessive machine noise and vibration with possible solutions to the problem. Try switching blades — the raker and an off-set tooth pitch might cut down on squeal due to the left, right, off-set tooth pattern on the blade. Too low a feed rate — increase feed pressure. Check the guides — if they are cool …

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Bandsaw Vibration

Bandsaw vibration is counterproductive to a smooth cut, and having material wriggle right off the machine makes for a time-consuming effort. Solving the issue of bandsaw vibration is often as simple as maintenance, with the option to upgrade having an even greater impact on quality of cut and overall performance. With all of the moving parts on a bandsaw, possible sources of excess vibration are varied, but it would be best to start with worn or inferior drive belts. Old, well-worn belts or the purchase of a cheap belt with lumps or inconsistencies will indicate just cause for unnecessary vibration. Blade check comes next. Loosen and …

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Bandsaw Tune-Up

Correct bandsaw tune-up is important to achieve optimum performance as well as to preserve the condition of the machine and saw blades. Whether a new bandsaw is purchased or the blades on an existing saw need replacing, spending a little time to make sure all of the adjustable parts are correctly aligned is important to the success of any cutting procedure. It will also guarantee a longer, more productive life of both the machine and the blades used. There are three simple adjustments that will help to keep the saw cut true. It is a good idea to check these adjustments each …

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Vertical Bandsaw Vibration

Vertical Bandsaw Vibration There are a number of reasons why vibration may occur during the use of a bandsaw machine. The saw blade speed and the types of saw blades being used, if incorrect in either case, have the tendency to cause vibration. The tooth pitch and speed rate need to be adjusted for the materials being cut in order to avoid vibration from happening. Vibration may occur during a break-in process, or if the saw blade is tripped on the work piece. Decrease speed during break-in and slowly increase the feed rate to help prevent vibration from occurring. Other issues …

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