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Bandsaw Vise / Vise Clamp Use

Vises or vise clamps are used in every bandsaw operation:  woodworking, metalworking, and for cutting various objects. Both vise and clamp are used to describe the same thing, but technically, a vise clamp refers to a portable or hand-held clamping tool and a vise refers to a bench-mounted clamp. Both serve the same significant role in the cutting process: to hold materials in place, allowing work to be performed. They are particularly useful in cutting irregular or curved shapes but can also be used to produce straight cuts. They perform better at steady hold than flesh & bone hands, making it a safer bet as well. Vises are versatile enough …

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Negative Issues with Cut

Multiple factors cause negative issues with cut that affect the quality of the bandsaw machine’s performance and output. The following are some of the possible causes and their solutions to the issues: Dull blade It is highly recommended that the saw blade be replaced rather than having it sharpened. To avoid premature dulling of saw blade teeth, proper break-in procedure should be implemented along with things like coolant concentration and flow, the chip brush, appropriate feed rates and blade speed, and a proper tooth pitch for the material being cut. Improper break-in New bandsaw blades have sharp teeth that are fragile …

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