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Kerf and Precise Cut

There are factors to consider when deciding on the right bandsaw blade for the job. Things like the material to be cut, its thickness, bandsaw type, and how it will be used to cut a specific type of material. It is important to consider correct width, pitch, and TPI when purchasing any bandsaw blade. Rake angle, tooth style and set, blade type, and kerf are factors as well. Kerf is the slot made by a cutting tool when parting material — or the amount of material removed by the cut of the blade. The term kerf is mistakenly used to refer to …

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The 501 and 701 Bandsaw Blades

The 501 and 701 Bandsaw Blades are two Haltbar Sägen bi-metal bandsaw blades with a lot of similarities between them. It is hopeful that this post will help to distinguish the two for better understanding when it comes time to purchase either blade. Specifically — the Haltbar M42 HP and IC Series. Both are widely used in steel service centers and production cutting houses because these blades are designed for production cutting. Both blades can withstand materials requiring high and heavy-duty performance because they have unique and course teeth with heat and wear resistance. These types of features allow for greater durability, …

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Carbide Bandsaws and Blades

Carbide Bandsaw Blades are derived from the carbide saw, a name that originated from a circular saw blade with silver soldered carbide tips. Other names include cold cut, cold circular, cold cut-off, and circular cold saws. The carbide blade nearly replaced solid or segmented high-speed steel (HSS) blades since carbide is much harder than HSS. HSS blades use coolant to keep the surface from over-heating, but the carbide circular saw has a unique geometry of teeth that allows for heat developed during the cutting process to be transferred to and then carried away with the chips. The most common type of carbide …

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