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22 Variables That Effect Metal Cutting Band Saw Blades - printable PDF

 

  1. The Operators - The largest variable -  make sure you train properly

     

  2. The Number of Teeth in the Band - 3 minimum, 6-12 optimum, 24 maximum

     

  3. Tooth Style - Standard, Skip, Saber, or Variable Pitch.

     

  4. Tooth Set - Regular, Wavy, Every Tooth Set, or Modified Rake.

     

  5. Band Tension – a good to measure is with the Simonds Simometer.

     

  6. Band Speed - Start with the manufacturer’s recommendation.

     

  7. Break-In Procedure - Reduce normal feed rate by ˝ & maintain proper speed

     

  8. Feed Rate - Set rate by square inches per minute suggested by manufacturer

     

  9. Band Quality - Carbon vs. Bimetal or Carbide Tipped, one brand vs. another.

     

  10. Machine Type - Different makes and models, horsepower of motor.

     

  11. Wheels - Check alignment, bearings, flanges.

     

  12. Machine Condition - Old, new, well-maintained.

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22 Variables That Effect Metal Cutting Band Saw Blades - printable PDF