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Did you know that 80% of blade failure is not due to the saw blade itself? If you notice there is a section of your band saw blade with an area of very dull or missing teeth take a look at the possible causes and resolutions listed below:

Too many teeth are in the cut causing the gullets to overfill

Use a coarser tooth pitch

Too few teeth in the cut

Use a finer tooth pitch

Over penetration of teeth, causing gullets to overfill

Increase blade speed or decrease feed rate

Chips are being carried back into the cut

Adjust or replace the chip brush

Parts aren’t held securely

Use a bundle clamp or tack weld stock ends

Erratic hydraulic system

1. Check for air in the system 2. Check for low oil

Belts slip under a load

1. Check belt tension. 2. Replace belts if necessary.

If you are experiencing other problems with your blade such as: gullet cracks, weld breakage, or chip welding take a look at the “Problems and Solutions” section of our Web Site: www.detroitbandaw.com