Most common problems when using a band saw

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Band saw is one of the most useful tools when it comes to woodworking; however, even the best band saw could break down if you run the machine all wrong. So how to fix the problems when one occurs? Here are some band saw reviews offered by the professionals.

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One of the most common causes which lead to trouble when using a straight saw blade is choosing the wrong type, size or broken saw tooth wave for specific types of materials. Another common cause is incorrect productivity of band saw or blunt saw blade.

 

Common Problems

 

 

Possible Causes

 

Solution

Broken/ cracked saw blade  Use the band saw with wrong saw tooth wave

 

  Choose a saw blade so that 3 to 5 saw teeth will cut into the material
Saw blade is being stretched too hard Reduce the tension of drive wheels
Insert the material into the machine too fast

Saw teeth are stuck with cutting material

Reduce the force when putting the material under the saw blade

Adjust the distance between the saw blade and the material to at least 10mm before cutting

  The diameter of the drive wheels is too small   Use thinner blade
  Press too hard on the blade   Adjust the saw blade manually
  The friction between the saw blade and the rollers  Adjust 2 parallel rollers
  Insert the material into the machine too fast   Reduce the speed when putting the material under the saw blade
  The saw blade is not straight enough  Straighten the saw blade
 The tip of the saw blade is broken   Use a saw blade with hard-edged saw teeth
The tolerance between the head wheel and the saw blade   Adjust the head wheel
Cut slowly   The distance between the head wheel and the material is too big   Adjust the head wheel
  Insert the material into the machine too fast   Adjust the cutting mode
Bad cut  Use the band saw with wrong saw tooth wave   Use a saw blade with precise tooth wave
  Cutting the material by back-teeth of the saw blade   Turn back the saw blade
Blunt saw blade   The cutting speed is too fast

The pressure on the blade is too high

 

Choose the band saw with wrong saw tooth wave

Cutting the material by back-teeth of the saw blade

  Slow down the cutting speed

Reduce the speed while putting the material into the machine

Use a saw blade with precise tooth wave

Reduce the speed while putting the material into the machine

Broken saw teeth   The material is dirty

 

The saw blade is being stuck while cutting

  Do not reuse the dirty material for cutting

Do not cut back the stain

The saw teeth has got twisted   The head wheel goes wrong   Adjust the head wheel

Note: Some safety rules when using the band saw blade

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Band saw blade is used to cut slots, logs on wood and light alloy. You can insert the materials into the band saw by machine or by hand. Here are some safety rules you need to know when using the straight band saw blade:

  • When operating the machine, remember to be careful, you can cut yourself because the band saw blade is very sharp
  • When moving the blade to other places, make sure it is appropriate packed
  • Check the cutting edge and cutting machine regularly
  • You must shut down the band saw when changing the blade.

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