Blade Break-in

Blade break-in is the process of gradually conditioning a new band saw blade by starting with a lower feed rate and speed, allowing the blade to wear evenly and establish a proper cutting edge. This process helps extend the blade life, reduce the risk of tooth chipping or breakage, and improve cutting performance. Proper blade break-in typically involves running the saw at a reduced speed and feed rate for the first few cuts before gradually increasing to normal operating conditions.