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Wood Cutting Saw Blades

The number one requirement to achieving efficient cutting performance using a bandsaw is to have the right blade installed for the materials it was specifically designed to cut. Every cutting application has different demands – type and size of bandsaw machine, feed and speed rates, coolant, and blade dimension. There are a variety  of bandsaw blades designed exclusively for cutting specific types of materials and shapes. There are bandsaw blades designed especially for use with wood or metal cutting, or both. One of the most efficient and most expensive saw blades is the triple-chip Carbide bandsaw blade. The triple-chip features teeth ground from high-quality, …

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Metallurgy and Bandsaw Blades

The study of metallurgy and its impact on bandsaw blades is invaluable knowledge for any machine or woodworking shop employee and key to proper application in any cutting process. To better understand the need-of-use for the different types of saw blades and their effect on different types of materials, a better understanding of the terminology and application becomes more clear. Metallurgy is the study of physical and chemical behavior of metallic elements, their inter-metallic compounds, and their mixtures, which are called alloys. Another way of describing it is the way in which science is applied to the production of metals and the engineering of metal …

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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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