How to Use 1140mm bandsaw blade

What kind of blade do you need for a bandsaw?

Remember: An oscillating spindle sander (or a sanding drum chucked in your drill press) is a band saw's best friend. A blade with lots of fine teeth works great for cutting thin-walled brass, aluminum and copper. Make sure the teeth are hardened—a blade without hardened teeth will dull quickly.

When to release the tension on a band saw?

Most band saw operating manuals recommend relaxing the blade tension at the end of the day. This helps extend the life of the blade, the tires, and the bearings. For this reason, many bandsaw come with a “quick release” blade tension lever.

Can a bandsaw blade overheat while cutting?

To cut without overheating, a resaw blade also has widely spaced teeth that cut aggressively and deep gullets that efficiently remove sawdust. The square steel guide blocks found on many older saws are bad news: They can cause a blade to overheat, and they'll quickly dull a blade if they come into contact with its teeth.

Where do you put the bearings on a bandsaw?

Guides and bearings located above and below the blade hold it in position as it cuts. You simply place a board on the table and push it through the rotating blade. Entry-level benchtop saws offer portability over cutting capacity (maximum cutting width and height).


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