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Daily Archives: September 23, 2014

Cutting Bundles

Cutting bundles can prove to be the most abusive of applications to any bandsaw blade. The potential for damage to the saw blade is doubled and as a result, the saw band’s life expectancy is reduced by 20 – 25%. Cutting bundles tends to stress a bandsaw blade, which is why saw blade manufacturers have developed a specific blade that fits ideally with this type of heavy-duty operation. When cutting bundles, SawBlade.com customers are advised to use a bi-metal blade: specifically, the Haltbar Sägen 601 bandsaw blade. The 601 Series is a saw blade proven to work effectively and efficiently through any heavy-duty bundle cutting …

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Carbon or Bi-Metal Bandsaw Blades

When deciding on carbon or bi-metal bandsaw blades, cost is an issue, and change is another. Here are some pointers about both types of bandsaw blade and a few of the models carried here at SawBlade.com. It is hopeful that this information will help in making the right choice. Carbon bandsaw blades are general-purpose saw blades ideal for use in small maintenance shops and for light-production cuts. They are made of tough alloys with high silicon content and have precision milled, heat-treated teeth and a flexible back. A versatile blade for all types of wood, non-ferrous metals, and mild steel using less than 200′ per minute …

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Bandsaw Blade Terminology

More information about bandsaw blade terminology, the industry jargon, and with emphasis on the bandsaw blade. A bandsaw blade is an engineered and banded piece of metal joined together by welding.  Saw blades are composed of different parts, and the terminology to describe these parts is an important factor in helping to better understand blade applications. Arbor/Mandrel — the shaft that is saw-motor driven and turns the saw blade Beam Strength — the resistance a saw blade has to back deflection when subjected to the edge thrust of feed pressure Blade Length — the total length of the bandsaw blade Blade Tension — the direct pull (in pounds) on the …

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