Cutting metal with a band saw sounds easy- install the blade on the machine, vise the material and let the machine rip. Still, it is necessary to understand the anatomy and physics of a cut in order to affect the efficiency of the cutting process.
The LENOX technical service team has put together an easy-to-use guide to assist you in understanding the factors that affect band-sawing efficiency, including tooth design, band speed, feed rates, vise loading, lubrication, the capacity and condition of the machine, and the material you are cutting.
This guide is intended to help you get started by understanding the basics. Get the most out of your blades by optimizing all of these areas. Extend your blade life and directly impact your cost-per-cut.