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TECH TIPS: Decoding why band saw blades go off track

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This TECH TIPS is provided by the experts at DoAll Blades

Ever found your band saw blade going astray more often than you’d like?  Precision in industrial cutting is paramount, and we’ve got the lowdown on unraveling this enigma:

1. Blade Tension: If the blade tension is not set correctly, it can lead to the blade wandering or coming off the wheels. Ensure that the blade is properly tensioned according to the manufacturer’s specifications.

2. Blade Alignment: Misalignment of the blade on the wheels can cause tracking issues. Check that the blade is aligned properly on the wheels. This includes both lateral and vertical alignment.

3. Blade Guides: Worn or damaged blade guides can contribute to blade drift or dislodging. Inspect the blade guides and replace any that show signs of wear. Adjust the guides to ensure they are supporting the blade correctly.

4. Wheel Alignment: The wheels on a band saw should be aligned to ensure that the blade tracks correctly. Improper wheel alignment can cause the blade to come off. Check and adjust the wheel alignment as needed.

When troubleshooting band saw blade issues, it’s essential to consider a combination of factors and perform a thorough inspection of both the blade and the sawing machine. Other factors include blade quality, feed rate, material hardness, machine wear, operator error, and coolant issues.

For more information, go to: https://www.doallsaws.com

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