FACTORS FOR BLADE LIFE
Select high quality bandsaw machine, operate and adjust it correctly are most important factors for ensuring blade life. Good rigidity and performance can prevent vibration and all kinds of stress effecting huge influence on blade.
Select proper blade. It is impossible that one blade can meet all cut requirements. Moreover, blades with different type and feature have different function. Blade selection include selection of width, tooth type, and p. I. T.
Select proper cutting parameters. mainly include blade speed, feed speed, feed pressure, feed rate and blade tension, etc, The ideal chip shows tight, silver and a little warm. If the chip is burned, brown, heavy or pulverized, please adjust relative parameters.
Proper selection of cut fluid and coolant mix rate can lubricate and cool down blade and wash away the material adding on the tooth edge.
Running in a new blade correctly. “run in ”means to makes to the blade tooth gradually in normal condition through wearing tooth naturally, and eliminate tooth burr, which can prevent blade tooth premature breaking. It is specially important when cutting sudden changed cross-section material such as profiles, tubes, and exotic materials, When running in a new blade, please adjust the machine parameters to 50% normal cutting efficiency. When cutting area reach 200-600 square centimeter, and not exit unusual condition, please adjust relative parameters to normal cutting condition gradually.