Troubleshooting for Band Saw Usage

The most common causes of trouble while cutting with band saw blades is wrong choice of band saw blade type, dimensions of blade or wrong tooth pitch for particular material. The second most common problem is wrong performance of cutting conditions and usage of insufficiently set or dull band saw blade.
In the below tab you can find most common problems and their possible solution.

Most common problemProbable reasonSolution
Broken/ fissured bladeWrong tooth pitchChoose a blade with tooth pitch so that 3-5 teeth are in cut
Overstressing of bladeLower the blade straightness between circling wheels
Feed is too highLower down-force of material on the blade
Teeth are in contact with material before cuttingAdjust allowance between blade/material to minimum 10mm before cutting
Diameter of guiding wheels is too smallUse a thinner blade
Side press on band sawAdjust manually
Blade friction against carrier wheelsAdjust parallelity of wheels
UndercuttingHigh feedLower the feed speed
Insufficient blade straightnessStraighten the blade
Damaged top tooth lineUse a blade with harder teeth (hardened)
Big allowance between guiding wheels and bladeLower the guiding wheels
Big distance between guidance and materialAdjust distance from guidance
Rough cutHigh feedAdjust cutting conditions
Wrong tooth pitchUse correct tooth pitch
Blunting of bladeCutting with tooth backsTurn over the band saw blade
High cutting speedLower the cutting speed
Tooth breaking offHigh pressure on bladeLower the feed speed
Wrong choice of tooth pitchUse correct tooth pitch
Cutting with tooth backsTurn over the band saw blade
Dirt in cutting materialDo not cut in places where dirt occurs (stones, metals etc.)
Twisting of bladeBlade stuck in cutLower the feed speed
Free guiding of bladeAdjust the blade guiding