Bimetal bandsaw blade run in procedure

Bimetal bandsaw blade run in procedure
The life of an Excision Bi-Alfa bimetal bandsaw blade can be increased significantly by following the recommended running-in procedure. A new saw blade benefits from a short period of cutting at reduced cutting feed rate. Use normal recommended band speed and reduce feed pressure by 50%. After approximately 500cm² of cross sectional area or 15 minutes has been sawn, the  feed rate should be gradually increased to maximum. The best material to run an Excision blade is round mild steel bar, about 80mm diameter, depending on the tooth pitch. 
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