What is metal bandsaw blades

What kind of blade do you use for a band saw?

Wavy and raker-set tooth blades are most often utilized when cutting ferrous metal. A wavy-set blade is used with horizontal band saws when cutting ferrous metal. Blades without teeth are used to cut more fragile pieces such as ceramics, certain plastics, and for very smooth cuts in other materials.

How does a band saw affect blade life?

While band saw users bundle stock to cut more pieces per shift, they lose 40 to 50 percent of their sawing efficiency cutting the air between workpieces. Blade life also is reduced as much as 25 percent when cutting rectangular steel tube, pipe, and other bundled shapes.

What should the temperature be on a bandsaw blade?

A good appropriate set is about 80/20, with 80% sawdust and 20% air being ejected. The sawdust should be warm to the touch, not hot or cold. Too much set results in too much air and not enough sawdust and can leave tooth marks.

How is the stock cut on a band saw?

Position the stock on the auxiliary table with the started cut area against the saw blade. Drive a nail or screw through the hole in the stock to be cut and down into the auxiliary table at right angles to the saw blade. Turn the stock into the band saw blade, allowing the stock to pivot on the screw or nail.


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