Blade Deflection

Blade deflection refers to the bending or deviation of a band saw blade from its intended cutting path during operation. Excessive deflection can lead to inaccurate cuts, poor surface finish, and increased blade wear. Factors that can contribute to blade deflection include improper blade tension, blade geometry, and feed rate. To minimize deflection, it’s essential to use the correct blade size and type, maintain proper tension, and adjust feed rates as needed.