“I don’t have tons of sense of humor but I’ll try to discuss band saw and saw blades , with a little twist, with a little fun but with a very helpful tips and information.
Buying or choosing decision for band saw and saw blades is a really tough one. What we all normally do is run to different forum sites ,ask here, ask there, post here and post there. Don’t deny it. We all do that. Maybe
because we need indeed someone’s else opinions. We want to hear their suggestions and what kind of band saw they have and their experiences with the band saw they own. And in choosing saw blades, we don’t need a SAW doctor at all, that’s a very silly idea. Why just call directly to the company and ask what they can suggest in your cutting application, that easy. Why make things complicated. If you’re not comfortable , ask your friend or just go to FORUM sites. I know right, forums are helping a lot. Alright,so, after getting all the information and hearing recommendations, we then end up purchasing the what we think is the best band saw and perfect saw blade. ( Believe me, there’s no perfect saw blade) .
Next thing will happen.. Guess what..Here we go again. FORUM sites. We encounter problems with the band saw and saw blade , why is it like this, how is this stuff works and so many questions coming up ..Oh wait, you are maybe thinking right now that I hate forum sites. No, of course not, I like forum sites. Ay no, I love forums sites. I visit a lot of forum sites and I think I asked questions like hundreds already and I am still looking forward posting some questions on some forum sites. I prolly not facebook or tweet a lot but I do hang out around with these machinist, woodworkers online. Where are we? Oh yea , so we ask random questions online like How to install this, how to adjust this stuff, Did you encounter like this also , please help me!, my blades broke, WHY? and sometimes, we post some photos. I remember someone post his photo with his finger wounded because of carelessness. That was really gross. My main point here is , we ask questions because we want to know more things about our band saw machine and get more knowledge so that in the future, we can use what we got or what we learn on the forum sites. ASK first before doing anything. We all know that band saw machines are a no joke. We need to respect what it can do.
Did you try asking to forum site and when you get the answers, you’ll realize that the problem is just a piece of cake and you’ll feel a little foolish afterwards and just laugh about it now. Funny thing is also about it is the answer is so easy to do and still you’re not getting it. And how come this http://pinterest.com/pin/185492078373539444/ popped up in my computer and this is just so stupidly hilarious.
Anyways, did you know that there are several tooth style for saw blades? (never even thought of that). These are Regular Tooth Style, Skip Tooth Style, Sabre Tooth Style, Variable Tooth Pitch Style and Triple Chip Tooth Style. The common thing about regular, skip and sabre tooth style is all the tooth shapes are the same but they differ in the shape of the gullet. The regular tooth pattern of Variable Tooth Pitch Style is broken up to reduce noise; there is less vibration and chatter; one blade is suitable for a wider range of cutting needs; the tooth pattern is repeated throughout the band; and the tooth shape changes within the pattern. And Triple Chip Tooth Style has carbide tipped for cutting high nickel alloys and exotic steels;triple Chip teeth are ground to provide a good side clearance; designed for high production applications where a good smooth surface finish is needed.
We all know that the most versatile power tool we can have in our shop is band saw machine. It can be used for basic cuts or even patterned cuts or complicated designs. Band saws are used for wood cutting and metal cutting. And did I mention that band saw cuts meat and vegetables? Oh!, That must be a different one. I believe everyone knows Alexander Graham Bell. He was an inventor. Obviously, he didn’t make the band saw and not Mark Zuckerberg as well, this dude makes a lot of money because of Facebook. It was really William Newberry invented the band saw in 1808,but early metal bands broke easily due to primitive welding techniques. As technology advanced, stronger methods for creating band saw blades were achieved.
I guess that is all for now. I hope you learned something and HAVE FUN CUTTING! “
-This is not my blog. A friend on Facebook post this and this has come to my attention. I ask him that I will post this to a forum site and he said YES :)
Credits for Dennis Morgan. Thanks Dennis.
-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"