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Common causes of chipped or broken band saw blades

Common causes of chipped or broken band saw blades
There are 20 common problems encountered during typical sawing operations. The possible causes of bandsaw blade failure could be: Improper break‑in procedure. Excessive band speed for the type of material being cut. Low feed rate causes teeth to rub instead of penetrate. Insufficient cutting fluid due to inadequate supply, improper ratio, and / or improper application. Improper bandsaw blade selection for application. Excessive feeding rate or feed pressure. Worn, missing or improperly positioned chip brush. Improper band tension.
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Upcut or Downcut Spirals

Upcut or Downcut Spirals
Understanding the differences between an up-cut and a down-cut spiral can help you save time and money when choosing which one is right for your project. In this article, Carbitool discusses the benefits and drawbacks of an up cut and down cut router bit, as well as when and how to use them. Whether to use an up-cut or down-cut bit is determined by your machine, materials, and desired finish.
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How To Use: TAFJ 90 B ½ & TAFJ 60 ½ Finger Joint Router Bits

How To Use: TAFJ 90 B ½ & TAFJ 60 ½ Finger Joint Router Bits
It’s time to master the finger joint router bit. Not only can finger joints extend the length and width of timber they also create a seamless joint that is incredibly strong. This strength comes from the high surface area contact of each component which creates a strong glue joint. You can also use finger joint router bits to create a decorative feature when joining two tones of timber together. In this guide, Carbitool shows us how to use the TAFJ 90 B ½ and 60 ½ Finger Joint Router Bits properly for your woodworks.
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Select the right metalworking fluids and oils

Select the right metalworking fluids and oils
There are three types of water-based metalworking fluid concentrates: Synthetic, Semi-Synthetic, Soluble oil. Modern synthetic metalworking fluids have the ability to cool and lubricate more efficiently because they contain no mineral oil. These latest technology synthetic fluids provide the lubrication and other performance properties needed for a broad range of applications. Synthetics reject tramp oil extremely well, are very low foaming and create minimum mist. They are therefore very clean, with good bacterial resistance and operator and environmentally friendly.
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Heat safety in the workplace: Hydration, Cooling and Sun protection

Heat safety in the workplace: Hydration, Cooling and Sun protection
If you work outdoors in Queensland, you are probably well acquainted with the sun and the difficulties inherent in working in our hot, dry climate. There are numerous hazards associated with outdoor work, including exposure to harmful UV rays and heat. Hydration, evaporative cooling and sun protection are the most effective ways to work safely in hot workplaces.
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Select the right respirator for your work

Select the right respirator for your work
Respiratory protective equipment (RPE) is a type of personal protective equipment that filters out contaminants and provides clean air to the wearer. This type of personal protection is designed to protect against fumes and hazardous chemicals that can be found in modern work environments such as factories with heavy machinery. This blog post will discuss different types of respirators and a respiratory selection guide for protecting your workers.
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How to Fold a Bandsaw Blade (the Right Way)

How to Fold a Bandsaw Blade (the Right Way)

This is our recommended method for folding a bandsaw blade.  Make sure to wear gloves and safety glasses.

1. Put the blade on a level surface with the teeth pointing away from you.  Hold the bottom of the loop against the floor with your foot and bring you right hand inside the blade and grasp the top of the loop firmly from underneath.

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