A bandsaw requires maintenance, just like a car. If not maintained properly, the saw can break down and will not give you the kind of performance you had when you first purchased it.
Preventive checks and procedures can ensure you achieve cost effectiveness, increase productivity and achieved prolonged blade life using your saw.
A well-maintained bandsaw also helps making efficient and quality cuts, and increases the safety of your saw operators.
For a bandsaw to cut accurately and efficiently, it should be set up correctly. Below we have identified key areas that should be checked/procedures to be carried out to ensure that your saw is operating at its best. More so, to eliminate problems such as tooth breakage, crooked cutting and premature tooth wear.
Remember, this includes making sure that before cutting:
- The blade type and width are suitable for the material to be cut and the blade thickness is suitable for the band wheel
- The blade teeth are sharp and properly set
- The blade is correctly tensioned and tracked