Bandsaw Blade sticks to sawdust

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Forum topic by Albert posted 09-10-2008 08:38 PM 1103 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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09-10-2008 08:38 PM

I’ve been trying to resaw some green Alder short logs, the sawdust builds up on the blade and causes a lot of viabration. I can easily scrape off the stuff but it is a problem. Is there anything to put on the blade to prevent this? I tried wiping on some WD40 and some parafin but it does not seem to last very long at all.

Thanks for any suggestions, maybe wait for the logs to dry?

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#1 posted 09-10-2008 08:52 PM

WD40 attracts wood dust.
Since the wood is green, it has a lot of moisture. The moisture would transfer to the blade and cause the dust to stick to the blade. You can try adding a brush that sweeps the dust off the tire. Like this:
Be sure to install it by your dust collection port.
You might even want to install the brush to sweep both sides of the blade.
Or a better solution would be to dry out your wood.

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