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How to Break In a Blade

 

  1. Use the appropriate band speed for the material to be cut (see bi-metal band speed chart).

  2. Reduce the feed rate/force control on the saw to achieve a cutting rate approximately 20% to 50% of the normal cutting rate.  Mild steels require a larger reduction in cutting rate than more difficult to machine materials.

  3. Begin the first cut at the reduced rate (A), making sure that the teeth are forming a chip.  Once the blade fully enters the workpiece, the feed rate can be slightly increased (B).

  4. Make gradual increases in feed rate/force over several cuts until the normal cutting rate is established (cutting a total of 60 to 118 inches2 / 150 to 300 cm2) (C).

Note: During break-in, slight adjustments to band speed may be made in the event of excessive noise or vibration.  Once the blade is broken in, the recommended band speed should be used.

How to break in a blade

How to break in a blade

How to break in a blade

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