It is essential for owners of such heavy equipment as band saws and circular saws to stay on top of regular care and maintenance of this machinery. One very important element in this maintenance is the lubrication of saw blades.
Lubrication for band saws blades and circular saw blades involves the application of a very thin film of lubricant on both sides of the blade. By doing this, the blade will remain at room temperature throughout the cut. In this way, straighter cuts and better surface finishes will be the result. A faster feed rate is also realized with proper and regular blade lubrication.
When saw blade lubricant is used, this will help to enhance chip evacuation from the blade. Overall, the resultant cooler running blades will draw less amperage from the motor while helping to increase the life of the blade, often from three to ten times.
When looking for a lubricant for saw blades, operators should take great care into researching what blade lubricant is best for that given piece of machinery. If there are questions concerning a lubricant’s specs, what materials the lubricant works best with, and any other inquiries (including product data sheets), answers are quickly and easily found.
Quality companies specializing specifically in the sales of lubricants for machinery can be quickly found with an internet search. For the environmentally conscious operator that wishes to find eco-friendly lubricants, there is a market for these products that can quickly be accessed as well.
When viewing product data sheets, each lubricant will have detailed information provided. The description of each product will lay out the material’s composition. An applications section will explain in detail what this material is best used on and how it benefits the parts that are lubricated. Availability of the given product will be provided (for example: 1 gallon containers, 5 gallon pails, 55 gallon drums, 250/330 gallon totes). The Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) should be available to be accessed from this page. And means of contacting the company, if any further questions or concerns should arise, should be provided on this page as well.