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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

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Installing a new blade on a metal cutting bandsaw

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We want to make it as easy as possible for our customers to upgrade or maintain their equipment, quickly and most of all safely, and in the case of bandsaw.. Read More

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5 Tips To Make Your Bandsaw Blade Last Longer

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Bandsaw blades, sadly don’t last forever, and sooner or later you will undoubtedly need to purchase and fit a new blade. However there is a lot you can do to.. Read More

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A Guide to Axes on a Press Brake

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When it comes to sheet metal Press Brakes, there is a world of difference between knowing how to use them, and understanding how they perform the tasks to which they’re.. Read More

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