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Bandsaw Blade Breakage
    Bandsaw Blade Breakage : Problems and Solutions

    Bandsaw blade breakage

    6 Common Reasons a Bandsaw Blades Gets Damaged

     

    "Bandsaw Blade Stripping teeth"

    Bandsaw Blade Stripping teeth

    Stripping Teeth 

    Are you using a coolant? Using lubrication will help the prevent the bandsaw teeth from stripping.

    Ensure you set the speed rate in the range that the machine manufacturer recommends. Are you using the recommended teeth size (Teeth Per inch) TPI for the material you are cutting?

    Also, ensure a properly working chip brush. Lastly, inspect the material for any hard spots.

    Inaccurate Cut

    The bandsaw blades may perform an inaccurate cut as a result of an improper break-in.

    Also, you can check if the guide arms are out of alignment or far apart. The rollers need monitoring to make sure it is not damaged. Feed rate and speed may also affect the performance of the blade cut.

    The blade is probably dull if the cutting does not follow the line you are cutting despite checking all the parts.

    Premature dulling of teeth

    The possible improper procedure of break-in may be one of the causes of premature dulling bandsaw teeth. Check the coolant concentration and flow.

    The feed rate and bandsaw machine speed must be at the normal range. Inspect if the teeth are in proper pitch and not pointing in the wrong direction. Fix the bandsaw blade if mounted backward. There may be hard spots in the materials.

    Bandsaw Blade Breakage

    Bandsaw Blade Breakage

    Breakage of Band

    The primary cause of band breakage is due to high tension so try to decrease the feed pressure. Set the guides not too far apart. Try to use thinner wheels if the diameter of the wheels is small. Perfectly squared clamp along with well-welded butt ensures prevention of bandsaw breakage.

     

    Chip Welding

    If the flow of coolant is insufficient, then it may provide the wrong concentration. Monitor the rates such as the pressure and speed, make sure it’s not too high. Moreover, maybe the size of the tooth is too small for what you are cutting. Again, ensure the chip brush is not malfunctioning.

    Blades’ Breakage Prevention

    Indeed, the best technique is breaking-in the blade to prevent new bandsaw blades from early breakage. This technique is simply reducing the feed rate/force control to approximately 20% to 50% of the normal cutting rate and gradually increasing the feed pressure to 100 percent.

    If you continue to have issues with your bandsaw blades, please contact our dedicated bandsaw blade support desk. That’s our job, sleep, and dream bandsaw blades all day.

    If you are planning on purchasing a bandsaw blade, Request a Quote or use our special Build Your Blade Website Form or contact the company directly on 03 9005 7931.

    You can know further about tracking the bandsaw blade parts, click the link How To: Bandsaw Tracking & Coplanar Adjustment.

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    3. Select the Length (mm) (Round up to the Closest Increment)(Round up to the Closest Increment)

    3. Now Enter the Exact Length in (mm) (Made to your Order)

    Length is not correct, changed to maximum allow length.

    4. Select the TPI (Teeth Per Inch)

    The number of teeth per inch (TPI) defines the pitch of the blade and can vary from 1 to 32 tpi.

    On some blades there are different pitches on the same blade. You must select the correct tpi for the thickness of material you are cutting. If the corrrect tpi is not chosen the blade life will be dramatically shortened.

    The general rule of thumb is: For wood and soft materials aim ffor 3-6 teeth in the work piece.

    The number of teeth per inch (TPI) defines the pitch of the blade.

    On some blades there are different pitches on the same blade. You must select the correct tpi for the thickness of material you are cutting. If the corrrect tpi is not chosen the blade life will be dramatically shortened.

    Please use the following guide to select the correct tooth selection.









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