It’s time to replace your band saw blade.
More than likely you hit some hard spots in your material, you may have had too much head weight or too many teeth in the work. You should never have more than 24 teeth in the work or less than three. Six to 12 is optimum.
This is called blade fatigue and is caused by improper tension or head weight.
You may have hit some hard spots in your material or you were using the saw at too fast a speed.
Sometimes when you uncoil a new blade you will notice that the teeth are going the wrong way for your saw. Put on safety glasses and gloves and hold the blade in front of you with the teeth pointing toward you. Turn the blade inside out by simply flipping the teeth away from you.
Use our pipe clamp and table back extension.
Use our screw vise and auxiliary clamps for more positive clamping.
Use jigs and block fixtures to stop distortion.
When cutting these softer materials you should
No. We do not recommend ever using a liquid coolant on the Ellis saws.
Yes, by use of our stop gauge accessory.
Use the stock support stands we manufacture that attach to the saw. The model of stand to use will depend on which saw you are using. Our freestanding models can be used alone or as an extension for the larger stock stands.
New blades must be broken in properly before using. Also check that the blade has the proper tension and the guide bearing spacing and the head weight are set correctly. To break in your new blade, run it at the recommended speed but at only 1/3rd of normal pressure for ten minutes. Then gradually increase the pressure back to normal using the hydraulic cylinder. This will increase the life of your new blade and made it work more efficiently. Check the wear and adjustment of your guide bearings every time you change blades.
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