Have you ever had the task of purchasing a bandsaw machine? And wondered what to look for? Or, regretted afterwards, for making the wrong decision? There are a lot of options available today and questions you are left asking yourself, are; - why are some machines cheaper than others and others have more gadgets than an airplane?
Key bandsaw blade terms with definitions to help you understand the meaning of bandsaw jargon.
Blade Back: The body of the Bandsaw blade not including tooth portion.
Using Punch & Die tooling to perform a cutting operation on various metal parts provides a more efficient means to cut into metal.
Driven by better appreciation and backed up by tightening regulations, today’s industrial workplace increasingly demands cleaner air, a dust, pollutant free and safe working environment.
Especially in the metal-working industry, clean air in the workplace is a growing topic of concern. Clean air is important for efficient production processes, answering rising environmental issues, and most importantly for the health of employees.
The story of Excision began in the early 1950’s when Ernest Thomas partnered with two others to set up a small foundry. They focused on manufacturing pipe and valve fittings, quickly growing the organization to a workforce of over 120 employees. Metallurgist David Thomas, son of Ernest took over the business during the early 1970’s. The business was sold to Tubemakers during 1977, while the foundry was at its peak.
With an earlier blog, ‘four simple steps to revolutionise your blade life’ we covered some basic set up procedures, to assist with extending blade life. Now let’s look at some of the finer points, and clues for the guarantee of a dependable precision cut.
Selecting the right bandsaw blade is fundamental to success, increasing blade life, and getting the highest quality cut. With years of experience in metal cutting, Excision has created the all inclusive guide so that you can select only the perfect band saw blade for your application.Download your A4 Print friendly version.
When cutting steel, Coolant is essential to producing a high quality finish. The purpose of coolant is to cool, lubricate, and wash swarf away from the cutting tip, along with being a fundamental part in extending blade and machinery life. Problems can occur when the coolant is not maintained properly, causing bacteria growth. This can result in problems such as; foul odour, skin infections and respiratory difficulties. Following are some useful tips that will assist with maintaining and prolonging the life of Coolant;
Drilling steel can be a difficult task, time consuming and frustrating. This article shows the key differences and reasons between Core Drilling and Twist Drilling.
- The principle with a core drill is 'More with Less'. The Core Drill
Bandsaw blades are a consumable item that is measured by its longegevity. High-performance bandsaw's are great, however, if they aren't the right blade, or the set-up isn't quite right, there can be no guarantee that greater performance will be achieved.
Have you had the experience and the frustration of a Bandsaw Blade losing it’s edge or breaking, knowing the Blade should have lasted a lot longer..? Or, perhaps you have the situation of the Blade not cutting straight?
Here’s four simple steps that you will find vital to increasing your Bandsaw Blade life, and performance!
- Tooth Selection – The first step to ensure maximum Band saw Blade life is to