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  • SignWave
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    Thanks Tacmig,
    I could of swron I adjste dall that stuff to the T. I'll go back a check it again.Personally Im kinda thinking its the cheap blade thats on the machine... I could be wrong though. I'll go check out your suggestions. Lets see what happens afterwards.

    Thanks,
    Rich.

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  • tacmig
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    Originally posted by SignWave View Post
    So I tried some cuts without coolant and it seemed to be okay. I did notice however that the saw chatters quite a bit. Why would this would be happening?
    the blade speed was about 150fps on mild steel.

    The blade that is on the saw is a "multipurpose" and the teeth vary in height and number over the entire length of the blade.

    If anyone has some suggestions..
    It takes a long time to adjust your saw just right. Chatter is usually caused by blade wobble. Be sure your upper and lower alignment screws are keeping the blade in-line and that your blade has the right amount of tension. Depending on the material you are dealing with will determine your blade type. Bi-metal for low carbon is O.K. but you will probably be happier with a carbon steel blade.

    Good Luck

    TacMig

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  • SignWave
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    So I tried some cuts without coolant and it seemed to be okay. I did notice however that the saw chatters quite a bit. Why would this would be happening?
    the blade speed was about 150fps on mild steel.

    The blade that is on the saw is a "multipurpose" and the teeth vary in height and number over the entire length of the blade.

    If anyone has some suggestions..

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  • SignWave
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    Originally posted by tacmig View Post
    What I think you mean is coolant? We use Vasco. We have both dry and wet saws. Dry saws are great but make a lot of noise and burn out blades (repetitive use). Using coolant improves the cut, allows you to make longer or more repetitive cuts and is much quieter. We often cut 5" & 6" tube with a 7/8" wall, I've never done it dry (I'm sure it is done all the time) but my money is on a cooled blade!
    yes coolant. I'll get it right one of these days!

    I have 7X12 SAW. I dontmuch like the slimy steel that aametalmaster mentioned ewww yick. but i dont wnat to burn out my blades either.. a new blade here is about 35 bucks. Speaking of which...

    what do you think is a good blade to get. a bimetal or whatever the other one was.. i cant remember but it wasnt a bimetal.. strongback?? dual heattreated something or other.. make sence??


    Hahahahaha!!!! Tacmig said he's "never done it dry..." Hahahahaaaa!! Sorry Tac, couldnt resist!

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  • tacmig
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    do you mean coolant?

    What I think you mean is coolant? We use Vasco. We have both dry and wet saws. Dry saws are great but make a lot of noise and burn out blades (repetitive use). Using coolant improves the cut, allows you to make longer or more repetitive cuts and is much quieter. We often cut 5" & 6" tube with a 7/8" wall, I've never done it dry (I'm sure it is done all the time) but my money is on a cooled blade!

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  • aametalmaster
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    Because blades for them are cheap 8 bucks right up the street from me but the bigger 8x12 or larger that use the wider more expensive blade i guess its worth the extra effort. Plus i don't like working with slimey steel, but thats just me...Bob

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  • SignWave
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    why "especially on the smaller saws"?

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  • aametalmaster
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    I cut dry always did. Some guys like a wet saw or oil but i don't esp on the smaller saws. I get over 1,000 pcs cut per blade and that fine with me...Bob

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  • SignWave
    started a topic bandsaw cutting lubricants

    bandsaw cutting lubricants

    Hi All,

    When i bought my horizontal bandsaw, the guy "threw in" a bottle of cutting fluid. Ive been giving it the hairy eyeball ever since putting it to use. The stuff looks like pinesol, smells like pinesol and feels like pinesol. the stuff is called: Green Cut by a company called Lube Corp. I believe the company is CND as there are maple leaves on the bottle.. EH.... anyway.
    anyone heard of this stuff?

    What are you using, if anything? what do you find works best?

    Rich.

    www.lubecorp.com
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