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When to Replace Instead of Repair Band Saw Parts

October 19, 2021

Band saw machines consist of a number of different band saw parts, each working together to keep operations moving. If one of these parts were to fail, the entire band saw’s performance will suffer dramatically. As such, it is crucial for operators to keep a close eye on different band saw parts and their health.

Depending on the signs you notice, you may have to either repair or replace your band saw parts. Typically, operators prefer to repair parts whenever possible, but there are instances when repairs will not fly and complete replacement is needed.

In today’s blog, we will be discussing key signs that band saw part replacement is needed:

Worn Out Blade Teeth

Deteriorated band saw blades will need to be replaced as they cannot be sharpened or repaired once the teeth are completely stripped. A visual inspection is the most reliable way to determine worn blade teeth, but oftentimes the first signs of deterioration come from noticing changes in the blade’s performance and how it operates. 

Cracked Blades

If you do not replace your worn-out blades when needed, more severe problems may follow such as blade cracking. Similarly, a cracked blade cannot be repaired and must be replaced immediately. Using cracked blades can actually be dangerous for the operator, and as such diligence must be exercised by operators and supervisors at all times to ensure all band saw parts are up to par.

As you can see, the band saw parts that require replacements over repairs are usually band saw blades. With that said, there are many other key band saw parts that must be inspected frequently. Failure of any one of these parts will result in the poor performance of your bandsaw.

These parts include:

  • Wheels
  • Motor
  • Carbide Guides
  • Blade brushes
  • Tension and adjustment knobs

These parts can usually be repaired, especially if they are normally sustained by regular maintenance. You may inspect them from time to time or look out for signs of needed repairs, the most obvious of which is the presence of excessive or unusual noises.

Whether or not you need repairs or replacements for your band saw parts, you can always count on us at Industrial Bandsaw Services. Call us today for more information on our products and services!