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Coolant following over a drill bit on a Pillar Drill

Working Safely with Coolant Fluids

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Coolants are used during the machining process not only to provide cooling but also lubrication. They aid performance and help to wash away swarf and particles, can help to provide.. Read More

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How to Set Up Your Manual Box and Pan Folder

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It takes just a few simple steps to set up your manual Box & Pan Folder for operation, yet it is often a process that is neglected. However if you.. Read More

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Press Brake Toolings, A Guide to Punches and Dies

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Top tools and bottom tools, (punches and dies respectively) work in unison at the business end of your Press Brake. They work by folding your workpiece between a matching punch.. Read More

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How many times a guillotine blade can be turned

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Guillotines rely on their blades for performing the task for which they are intended, but when we talk about ‘turning’ them, what do we mean exactly, how can you literally.. Read More

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Guillotine tips: The causes of twisting and bowing

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No one likes to see defects in their work, but sometimes pinpointing the reasons why they are happening can be a pain (to put it politely). When you are shearing.. Read More

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Guillotine tips: Getting rid of shearing defects

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At Selmach we offer a wide range of high quality sheet metal guillotines, any of which can be demonstrated in one of our UK branches; Whether that’s a mechanical guillotine, designed.. Read More

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Why Does My Bandsaw Blade Keep Breaking?

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Let’s face it, we ask a lot of our bandsaw blades, and we wonder why they seem to break prematurely.  It is true that in many cases we often think.. Read More

Why Does My Bandsaw Blade Strip It's Teeth?

Why does my bandsaw blade strip its teeth?

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Do you notice that your bandsaw blade is losing its teeth too quickly?  While this can happen for a number of reasons, and will naturally happen to some extent during.. Read More

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How to Properly Maintain your Bandsaw Blade

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There are four key points to be aware of when maintaining your bandsaw blade: Planned maintenance All workshop equipment requires planned routine maintenance to maximise top blade performance. A blade.. Read More