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61 Re: Bandsaw recommendations sought (3 wheel saws)




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61 Re: Bandsaw recommendations sought (3 wheel saws)

From: games@max.u.washington.edu
Date: 7 Feb 92 19:00:09 GMT

In article <1992Feb6.214841.891@bagend.uucp>, jan@bagend.uucp (Jan Isley) writes:
> fcaggian@kepler.com (Frank Caggiano) writes:
>
> 1) blade life is inversely proportional to the radius of the wheel it
> turns over. 3 wheel saws use *small* wheels.
>
> Bottom line, I wouldn't even trade my Delta for Inca's 3 wheel model
> which is the only 3 wheel model I would consider and then only as a
> second bandsaw.

This is not strictly true. Blade life is inversely proportional to
the most acute angle that it must turn through. Since there are 3
wheels, the blade does not need to make a 180 degree turn on a single
wheel, and so the wheels can be smaller, and still (if properly
designed) have LESS blade bend. This is not to say that all 3 wheel
band saws are properly designed.

I have never seen Inca's 3 wheel model, but have you ever looked at the DO-ALL
3 wheel model. (Please note that Do-All only uses 3 wheels on thier big
36" saw.)




 

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