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    What are you guys n girls using to cut blocks? Im using a band saw but find it melts the acrylic at hi speed, but wont cut at low. It struggles to cut wood blocks even tho its a quality 1600 saw.

    So was thinking a bench mitre saw. but with a fine blade? Thoughts ideas more than welcome SVP

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    The Mrs says no to this idea !!!
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    Especially if you ask to hold the blank. ��
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    I use a mitre saw or a sled on the table saw

     
     
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    Could it be that your blade is a tad on the dull side? Worth checking i would think, especially if you say it wont cut at low speeds and struggles with wood altogether.

    I use a skip tooth blade in my bandsaw. Teeth are alternately set in opposite directions, but every third tooth is missing. It helps to clear the swarf whilst cutting, and therefore keeps the heat down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Dart View Post

    I use a skip tooth blade in my bandsaw. Teeth are alternately set in opposite directions, but every third tooth is missing. It helps to clear the swarf whilst cutting, and therefore keeps the heat down.
    Sounds like a girlfriend I once had....with every third tooth missing
    I only open my mouth...to change feet...
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    If the blade is blunt you tend to push the blank harder which in turn produces heat. My bandsaw is on the faster of the two speeds and I cut wood right through to acrylics. Yes I change blades quite regular but not because they are blunt but depending on what I am cutting as green wood needs a different blade
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    No problems I use the more expensive blade in my 21 inch bandsaw,skip tooth.

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    I use a bandsaw never had any issues.

     
     
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    Looks like I need to change the blade then. It was given to us by her mum, so
    don’t know how old the blade is or what it’s cut in the past.

    Off to screwfix I go lol
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