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Jay Gordon

Jay Gordon is North American sales manager for Saws and Hand Tools at The L.S. Starrett Company, Email

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How to Optimize Sawing Operations

Starrett Versatix MP

A sawing specialist asks and answers four basic questions about feed rate and feed pressure, blade life, determining cutting feed and cutting speed, and optimizing tooth selection.

Sawing Starts with the Material

All materials present unique cutting issues. For the best sawing results, you must understand how material characteristics and sizes affect the cut to achieve the longest band saw blade life and production results.

Meeting the Challenges of Sawing Exotic Materials

Are you having problems with these tough materials? New and better blades are increasing blade productivity while maintaining or improving both blade life and cut tolerance – they are even being used to cut parts to a final size, without the necessity of additional machining.

Tips for Successful Hole Sawing

Hole sawing may seem straight forward, and it can be. But for optimal results, following some tips and guidelines for selecting and using hole saws is recommended. In fact, fabricators who are adept and knowledgeable about band sawing can apply some of these same strategies when hole sawing.

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