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Choosing the Right Band Saw Coolant

March 17, 2021

If you have a band saw, then you understand that band saw maintenance is crucial to the productivity of your facility. In order to maintain your machine well, you need to have accessories on hand to help you. One of these accessories is band saw coolant. This substance can surely improve the cutting performance of your band saw and extend its life by decreasing the heat produced by friction between the material and the blade during cutting operations. The coolant can also prevent the teeth of the band saw from getting damaged and remove the chips produced by the cuts.


A band saw coolant comes in various types and you will need to select the right product for your needs.

Regular water-based coolant works perfectly for many applications, especially in cutting steel, aluminum, stainless steel, and other metals. When it comes to a coolant delivery system, there are two major systems to consider. One is the misting system, which incorporates the use of a coolant tank. It all depends on what specific type of band saw you are working with. The misting system works great in reducing friction. However, it will not offer evaporative cooling, and so you may need to decrease your bandsaw speed a little bit.

Other factors that can significantly impact the specific type of band saw coolant to use are material type and the particular project you have at hand. Faster band saw speeds need a higher amount of evaporative cooling whereas a lower cutting speed, required when cutting hard metals, do not need as much. Cutting materials with a larger surface area can also heat up the blade much faster. In such a case, a synthetic coolant may be more suitable than an oil-based formulation. Typically, a generic water-based band saw coolant is perfect to use for your saw with higher speeds.

However, you may choose certain coolants for specific applications. If you want to achieve the best results, you can speak to our band saw experts. Our band saw coolant and lubricant products will help keep your blades working at their optimum efficiency. Contact Industrial Bandsaw Services today!