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Re: Adjust/square bandsaw blade

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Butch(OH)

12-20-2012 06:49:41
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Thanks Dick I always forget to mention that and it is important. To break in a new blade I use a piece of leadalloy round stock about 3" diameter and shave off a couple 1/4" disks with light pressure and lots of coolant. Forget who told me that, was it you? Anyway it adds measurably to blade life in shops cutting new steel. The best blade life increases in the average farm shop will come from NOT cutting rustly and welded junk in the saw and checking unknown parts with a file or hand saw prior to dropping the band saw on them and hearing SCREEEEEECH!!
Darned amazing what some people put in a powered saw and expect it to cut!!

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Dick L

12-20-2012 12:12:18
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 Re: Adjust/square bandsaw blade in reply to Butch(OH), 12-20-2012 06:49:41  
Ya tell me about it. When I had three shifts six days a week here some times a blade changed one day was shot the next. Of course no one had used the saw since the new blade was put on. It just came with no teeth. Mold clamp allen bolts was more than likely the cause. Try the saw before using a cutoff wheel, might be faster.

Gotta be carefull here. DiyDave will pop in and tell me I am off topic again. (:^D

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