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BD10 TIPS



Customers who have or will purchase the BD10 (combined trim and slab saw) may have questions and may need tips on running/maintaining the saw. The saw can run with a water based coolant like GemLube (10 to 1 additive with water), Water Aid or Lubecool 4800. The water/additive should be drained each cutting "session" so the mild steel core of the blade doesn't rust (this happens alot on the MK145 trim saw as users tend to forget to dump the water. Once a +$40-50 4" blade is ruined rusting in the water bath of the saw for weeks, most users figure out they must dump the water. On the BD10 of course its easiest to simply take a crescent , socket or box wrench and remove the brass cap on the flexible drain line and drain off the cutting fluid into a bucket (some users reuse the fluid the next time). It pays to recommend the customer/user purchase some grease (wheel bearing type is fine) and WD40 to clean the sliding and vise cross feed rails, wipe clean then regrease the rails. This'll help the vise slide easier over time as the saw grit/slurry tends to cake on to the rails over time. The main 3/8" all thread and 1/8" cross feed all thread should be cleaned with WD40 and fresh grease applied by hand as well to make the carriage fee and cross feed indexing easier to set up each subsequent cut. This will also help the threaded brass clutch plate last longer too.

There is a cork gasket that is cemented to the aluminum tank top mating surface with the table. While tightening down the wing nut will pull down and snugly seal the tank to table gasket during sawing, it may be wise to use some gasket sealant (any automotive brand gasket sealant like Permatext or Gasket Cinch will work). A light coating over the top of the cork gasket onced cleaned with a solvent and dried will help make this seal less subject to losing oil or water/additive fluid from the splash caused by the blade inside the tank while the saw is cutting. Of course the cutting fluid should never be overfilled is most important.

Regarding maintenance for the BD10 table top, some users cut so much that the slurry will actually cake up in the curves at the rear of the inside of the table and the water/additive or oil would not flow well if at all back into the tank through the 2 drainholes on either side of the blade guard mount. It pays to get an old used toothbrush and clean out these curved canals passageways on the table top so the cutting fluid can flow freely back into the tank. The steel threads and shaft on the blade arbor should be coated in grease once the blade is changed or removed to clean out the tank bottom of rock mud/oil/fluid periodically. Once the arbor nut is removed from the flange, the outer flange should be removed the blade taken off the flange, the inner flange removed and the shaft cleaned with WD40 with steel wool or a toothbrush, wiped dry then grease applied liberally on the threaded and unthread part of the shaft . This'll help prevent corrosion as the arbor shaft is zinc plated steel and over time the zinc plating will wear off as the blade and flanges are removed. Fortunately the flanges are aluminum so they won't corrode. This is the problem with users more frequent use now of water based coolants (additives), as eventually the water will heat up during sawing and separate the additive (commonly evaporates) and corrosion can result to exposed steel on the blade and arbor shaft as well. Since mineral cutting oils are now over $ 25 to 30 a gallon retail from many distributor/dealers, more slab and trim saw users simply use water or water with an additive to saw with. But there are downsides to using water for cutting rocks as blade life and performance is often poor with water as water is a good coolant but has in effect no lubricating and definately no rust inhibiting properties if used pure.




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BD10 TIPS
 

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BD10 TIPS
 

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