Band Saw Parts Overview: What Are Blade Brushes?
Band saws are constructed of many different parts that have to come together and work seamlessly. When thinking about band saw parts, people often think of the blades, motors, and other major parts. An often overlooked band saw part is the blade brush, also referred to as a chip brush when used in woodworking applications. While it doesn’t actually keep the band saw itself running as the motor does, it is still an essential part as it is crucial to smooth operations. Without blade brushes, debris will accumulate quickly and cause snags in your operations.
First, it is important to understand the applications of blade brushes and why they are such an essential band saw part.
All band saw machines come with blade brushes which must be replaced when faulty. They are used to remove chips from blades as the machine operates as well as clean up the cutting area, ensuring debris from cutting operations do not build up. As such, blade brushes can not only extend the lifespan of your blades, they also keep debris and chips from damaging other key band saw parts. Furthermore, they are needed to maintain the integrity of your cutting materials and ensure clean and precise cuts.
In addition to replacing the brushes when they are faulty, operators will need to frequently inspect the band saw machine to ensure that the brushes are adjusted properly. Refrain from operating the machine if you notice any anomalies in the adjustments and placements of your blade brushes.
As you can tell, maintaining a band saw can be a complex affair as it requires operators to pay detailed attention to all the machine’s parts, big or small. The good news is that there are experts such as the folks at Industrial Bandsaw Services who are happy to help look at your machines and recommend actions for improvements, repairs and replacements. Call us today to learn more about our services and products!