Like with all wood workshop equipment, your band saw rollers also need to be constantly maintained in order to keep its sharp performance. Regular maintenance does not only keep your tool in tiptop shape but it also gives you huge saving and of course, lesser hassles.
Here are some guidelines in marinating your band saw rollers:
Although this task may sound simple, regularly cleaning your band saw roller can actually help increase its performance life. You can start by using a dry clean rug and begin removing dusts and dirt. Carefully wipe the blades and remove those wood chips to protect the blade from premature wearing.
Make sure to lubricate the band saw blades. You can either use a lubricant especially made for band saw or you can combine the band saw oil with diesel or kerosene. Take note that you should never use water as a lubricant as it will only cause the blades and the rollers to rust.
After using the blade, make sure that you allow it to rest for a couple of hours before using it again. Remember that the heat from cutting stretches the blade which then causes blade dullness and crack.
If you want your band saw roller to last for a good number of years, then having a replacement would be a sensible advice.
A band saw replacement roller is one way to maintain and care for this cutting equipment. It does not only prevent your band saw from premature wearing but it also saves you from all the repair hassles and expenses. However, it is important to remember that roller guides come in different varieties.
To help you choose which guide will work best for you, here are some info about roller guide:
Greasable Band Saw Blade Roller Guides
This type of guide comes with two bearings with a flange on its hardened shell. It can last for several years especially if it is greased and maintained properly.
The Bearing Type
Without a Hard Shell Covering A bearing type minus a hard shell covering usually features two types of bearings. They are efficient and functional but since they are not greasable they do not last as long as the greasable variety.
The sandwich guide holds the band saw as it also guides it. It is the perfect type of saw guide for cutting as well as for