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What are Bandsaw Blade Guides?

Bandsaw Blade Guides

Ever wonder how machine blades are able to produce such precise cuts compared to human operated ones?

It’s thanks to bandsaw blade guides that the output you get from cutting continues to be so consistent. These components usually come with your machines so when you buy one of our SawBlade products, make sure to adjust them to fit the blade that you’re using.

How do Blade Guides Work?

Blade guides are bearings which usually sit on top of, below and to the side of the machine blades. In doing so, they help to keep the blade in place whilst it’s moving, reducing vibrations and keeping it on track while cutting.

They are often made out of high-quality carbides or ceramics and are usually needed on metal cutting machines. This is not only due to producing more precise cuts, but also helping with cooling by reducing friction.

That’s why one of the most important things to do when using bandsaws is to constantly check your guides for wear. Operators need to be aware as to whether the guides are properly adjusted or are just naturally wearing down.

Improper adjustments can lead to quicker degradation of the guides. This in turn leads to a harder time when adjusting the blade. The result is that cutting may become more difficult, resulting in more debris.

As a result, the blade is increasingly strained, causing quicker dulling and possibly the blade breaking prematurely.

These factors are why we at SawBlade recommend checking your guides before and after operating your bandsaws. After all, it never pays to be too cautious when it comes to working with machine blades.

And if you ever have any more questions about our products, don’t forget to contact our Live Chat or call: 03 9005 7931

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2. Great job, now select the Width

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.









5. Select the Quantity of Blades

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