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How they're used
- For bandsaws.
Features & benefits
- More blade choices than ever, to keep up with the constant development of new materials and the necessity to cut contours and shapes in them.
- CV Hardened Tooth – standard blades used traditionally for cutting wood and plastics.
- HSS Welded Edge – for abrasive wood types, some composites and steel (with coolant).
- Tungsten Tipped – for composites, abrasive woods.
- Tungsten Grit – for composites, carbon fibre, ceramics.
Selecting your blade
Blade width is measured from the tips of the teeth to the back of the blade.
For straight and cut off work, the blade should be as wide as your machine will allow, as the wider the band, the straighter the cut will be.
For contour sawing, while the blade should be as wide as the machine allows, it should be narrow enough to cut the desired shape or radius.
The number of teeth per inch (tpi) is important to obtain the desired finish and the proper feed rate.
- Coarse tooth blades (2,3 tpi) should be used for resawing wood and thick stock up to 8”(200mm)
- Medium toothed blades (4,6 tpi) are used as a general purpose blade for wood, some plastics and aluminium (6, 8tpi).
- Fine toothed blades (10-32 tpi) are used for cutting thin metals.
- Consider that there needs to be a minimum of 3 teeth in the work at any one time.
- More tpi gives a smoother but slower cut.
- Fewer tpi allow a faster cut with a slightly rougher finish.
- Variable pitch blades are used when cutting a wide variety of thickness metals (please enquire).
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