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Re: feed speed and "washboard" cuts

From: Bruce Lehmann
Categories: Washboarding
Date: 22 Mar 2001
Time: 11:26:38
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With narrow blades, washboarding can often be stopped by changing the blade speed either up or down. I'm wondering if at fast cutting the blade slows down enough to get you out of the washboard zone. On the other hand, for slow feed speeds, the rpm won't drop much, leaving you in the washboard zone.

I suggest putting some different pulleys on the drive, perhaps even trying the variable speed type of pulley. It looks like slowing down is the best solution. If you speed up, you will loose torque capacity to drive the bandsaw.

Pleease post when find a solution