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Forum topic by bobthebuilder647 posted 07-28-2009 04:01 PM 959 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-28-2009 04:01 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question bandsaw

What is a good average speed for a 10” band saw? I purchased an older delta bench top that had a 1/8 hp motor that bogged down while cutting 1/2 plywood. I replaced it with a 1/2 hp and it cuts right through a 4×4, but the speed seems a little fast. I calculated the current speed of the 10” wheel at 560 rpm.

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#1 posted 12-16-2009 01:05 AM

I Googled Bandsaw blade speeds and got a slew of answers…such as web.mit.edu/course/other/machineshop/Bandsaw/speeds.html .

Hope this suggestion helps.

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#2 posted 12-16-2009 05:16 PM

Usually the optimal speed is stated by the blade manufacturer and is expressed in SFPM (surface feet per minute).
http://www.owwm.com/math/sfpm.aspx

Where the motors identical except for horse power?

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#3 posted 12-16-2009 05:34 PM

Well since I posted this, I found that the motor I replaced it with was also bad. Only worked sometimes and the rubber on the tires needs to be replaced anyway. Long story short I e-mailed Delta and they were able to provide me with a part # for replacement tires. Thats as far as I got before other projects took priority.

Maybe Santa will deliver me some tires and a motor. Or maybe a new 14” bandsaw, or maybe….....LOL

Thank for responding.

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