I’ve bought today a second-hand bandsaw. In really good shape, its former owner has sold it due to health problems that lead him to give up woodworking. The only thing that it needs is a new blade.
i’ve a question for all of you that know this type if machines: this bandsaw uses blades with 0.5-0.6 mm thickness. I’ve found blades with 0.65 mm thickness. Could I use them in this machine or there can be a problem due to that extra thickness? The length of the blade is 108 in (2750 mm). The motor has 2 hp power.
Thank you everybody in advance.
You don’t say which type or make of saw, but a saw capacity of 108 inches indicates a medium sized machine.
On these machines, you will have adjustment to centralise the saw blade on the wheels, then to tension the blade when it is running true.
Next turn to the throat which, at the cutting point, will have guide blocks (or roller bearings on more expensive machines) to guide the blade’s running and these are adjustable so that, within the saw’s capacity, you can set it to run on varying widths and depths of blade.
Setting a blade is a basic, step by step progression….. not at all complex if you do it in the right order.
If it’s a well-known make you should be able to get a copy of a users’ manual on line, then search about in You-tube for videos on setting the blade guides.
As a caution, be prepared there for contradictions……. it’s a basic art made more complex by too much thought!
- This reply was modified 11 months, 1 week ago by YrHenSaer.
The bandsaw is Lombarte HBS 355C. As you say, it is a medium-size saw, with 14 in wheels and a cutting capacity of 345 mm wide x 235 mm height. It can use blades from 1/4″ to 1″ and have 6 roller bearings to guide the blade.
I’ve tried to find a manual of this machine searching in the web, but I haven’t found any. I’ve read two reasonably complete books about bandsaws and about how to adjust them, specially after changing the blade, and watched some videos on this subject, specially Paul’s videos. I’m habituated to adjust machines due to my job an I’m pretty sure that this machine won’t be a problem for me.
The doubt is on blade thickness. I suppose that 0.05 mm of diference in thickness is negligible, but all I’ve read come to say that thicker blades are for big wheel-machines, due to tension generated on lesser-diameter wheels, so I’m not sure about if a blade of 0.65 mm thickness can be adequate over a 0.5 or 0.6 mm one on a carbon steel blade.
Thank you again.
it looks like it’s still sold… https://lombarteonline.com/sierras-de-cinta/574-sierra-de-cinta-hbs-355-c-8436552933847.html
it looks like they also have blades. the website isn’t available in english… i don’t speak or read the language, but they might have a manual available.
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