Lenox BAND SAWING SOLUTIONS
IMM IS A LENOX CERTIFIED WELD CENTER
Industrial Mill and Maintenance operates a sole purpose, Band Saw Weld Center that provides high quality, rapid response service to support your needs. The Texarkana, TX facility reflects IMM's commitment to their customers by their continuous investment in state of the art welding equipment and operator skill development.
As a LENOX Certified Weld Center, IMM must regularly demonstrate adherence to quality standards established by LENOX for their own production facilities, Their dedicated team of Lenox Factory Trained and Certified Weld Technicians ensure that your blades meet those quality standards while providing the service levels you have come to expect from IMM
More Than Just Blade - Band Sawing Solutions
- Over 1,00 Welded To Length Bands In Stock
- Full Offering of Fluids, Lubricants and application Tools
- LENOX Factory Certified Weld Center
- Lenox Trained Metalworking Application Specialists
- IMM Technical Support: 800-537-1218
- Lenox SAWCALC Application Tool
- The LENOX Guaranteed Trial Order
Getting Long Life from a New Band Saw Blade
What is Blade Break-In?
A new band saw blade has razor sharp tooth tips. In order to withstand the cutting pressures used in band sawing, tooth tips should be honed to form a micro-fine radius. Failure to perform this honing will cause microscopic damage to the tips of the teeth, resulting in reduced blade life.
How to break in a blade.
Select the proper band speed for the material to be cut
Reduce the feed force/rate to achieve a cutting rate 20% to 50% of normal (soft materials require a larger feed rate reduction than harder materials)
Begin the first cut at the reduced rate. Make sure the teeth are forming a chip. Small adjustments to the band speed may be made in the event of excessive noise/vibration.
During the first cut, increase feed rate/force slightly once the blade fully enters the workpiece.
With each following cut, gradually increase feed rate/force until normal cutting rate is reached.
FOR FURTHER ASSISTANCE WITH BREAK-IN PROCEDURES, Contact LENOX Technical Support 800-642-0010