Correctly adjust band saw and saw blade
You will notice from the first installation of the band saw that the semi-stationary machine is very complex. In order to work safely and precisely, it is important that you follow the enclosed operating instructions and proceed step by step. You should also know in advance that you have to adjust your band saw correctly after each saw blade change before you start with the next project. You will also find out exactly how to proceed when changing the saw blade and adjusting it in your instructions.
By the way: To use the band saw, you have to tighten the saw blade. When you have finished your work on the saw, you should loosen the saw blade again, because this not only protects the band saw blade, but also the tool.
The right blade for your application
- Curves and radii: The narrower or thinner the saw blade, the better you can cut narrow radii and curves.
- Straight cuts: Because thin saw blades tend to tear, it is better to use a wider or thicker saw blade for straight cuts.
- Fine sectional view: If you value a particularly fine cut, you should choose a fine-toothed saw blade. This usually runs slower than coarse saw blades, but saws finer.
- Non-ferrous metal: Finely toothed, hardened saw blades are best suited for sawing metal sheets. However, if your band saw is suitable for machining metals, you should read the operating instructions beforehand.
- Caution - Inappropriate material: Of course, as with almost every saw, there are also some materials in the band saw that you should not work with it. Magnesium, hard metal and hardened material, for example, are unsuitable for the band saw.