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Machine Maintenance Tips for Wisconsin Metalworkers – Why Bandsaw Blades Fail


Do you wonder how long your bandsaw blades will last?

Do you wonder how well they’ll perform?

Of course, you do. If you’re a conscientious metal worker, these types of thoughts are at the top of your mind.

If you’re a Wisconsin shop owner, pay attention to these reasons why bandsaw blades fail.

If you’re looking for a replacement part for your machine or a new machine altogether, we’re the ones to call.

• Weld breakage – Weld breakage is usually due to an error in the manufacturing process. Either the bands aren’t bound together tight enough or there’s a high amount of tension on the bandsaw wheel.
• Blade tension – If you don’t set the tension of your blade properly, you can run the risk of body breakage or cracks on the gullets or the back edge.
• Speed and feed rate – These settings are also crucial to the performance of your bandsaw. Inaccurate speed and feed rate settings can fracture your blade or strip its teeth down.
• Failure to break in your machine – Just like a new pair of shoes or a baseball glove, it’s important you break in your bandsaw blade. Failing to do so can lead to problems down the road such as chipped, broken, or stripped teeth. It can also cause your machine to make innacurate cuts, which costs you both money for repairs and the time it takes to redo the work.
• Worn or missing chip brush – Chip brushes keep your cuts more efficient and accurate by cleaning the blade and preventing chips from being re-cut. Running your machine with a worn chip brush or without one at all can lead to chips getting caught and inaccurate cuts.
• If you suspect your bandsaw blade is failing and you’re looking to get it replaced, we can find the perfect part for you.

Although we’re located in Anoka, MN, we work with metal workers in Wisconsin and the entire Upper Midwest.

To talk with our bandsaw experts, just give us a call at 1-877-337-6785.