Hard-Back and Flex-Back Saw Blades.
Band saw blades are as complex and they are diversified. It is important to consider all of the different variables that come into play when it comes to cutting different types of materials. There is wood, metal, steel, etc. Also, think about how precise and accurate these materials can be cut, and how fast the saw blade actually starts the cut the moment it makes contact with the material that is being worked.
Band saw blade diversification can be carried over to the Hard-Back and Flex-Back band saw blades. They are just as complex and diversified as anything else in the material cutting realm.
Here are some of the unique qualities of both saw blades.
Hard Back Saw Blades are heat-treated in order to achieve the extra stability needed when cutting a variety of materials. They are made of high carbon steel band with hardened teeth. These both enable a more accurate cut and can be used to work materials that include things like aluminum, carbon steels, graphite, bronze, plastics, copper, mild steels, and non-ferrous materials.
The hard-back saw blade is perfect for utility cutting of a wide variety of materials and is ideal for the running of all-day or full-on production set ups.
The 201 has greater blade strength, allowing for a higher feed pressure setting.
Hard Back Carbon Band Saw Blades are the most economical blades for cutting mild steels, aluminum, brass, wood, and plastics. It is an ideal blade for cutting at slow speeds for interrupted cuts such as pipe, angle, channel, and others.
The Haltbar Sägen 201 blades offer economy and value for mild contour cuts on vertical machines and cutoff operations on common, horizontal band saws. It also has a greater rigidity than the flex back and allows 25% high cutting pressure performance.
The Benefits of the 201 series are its spring-tempered back that increases beam strength for straighter and longer life, offering enhanced performance over the flex back saw blade. The hardened tooth tip helps to improve tooth tip wear resistance.
Flex Back Saw Blades, on the other hand, are also made from carbon steel but with a flexible back. They come in a wide range of widths, thickness, and pitch. These particular saw blades are good for economical, general purpose cutting and are very durable even at high band speeds.
Flex-back saw blades are ideal for contour and straight cutting. They can also be used to cut a variety of different materials including things like wood, plastics, nonferrous foundry materials, low alloy and nonferrous metals, furniture, and composition board.
The Flex Back Carbon Blade is a versatile, low-cost carbon blade used for light section, low alloy steels, lead, woods, brass, aluminum, nonferrous metals, and plastics.
The heat treatment used in its production creates a top-quality blade with an extremely hard-cutting edge. It is mostly used in maintenance shops, small foundries, and job shops.
Our 101 Flex Blade is engineered to provide a hardened tooth tip prolong the cutting edge life, the flexible back extends the flex life of the blade, a raker set provides straighter cuts, and a spring-tempered back provides increased strength.
Consider the use of either the hard-back or flex-back band saw blade when any of the above-mentioned materials need production cutting.