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Carbon Bandsaw Blades

Choosing the right bandsaw blade for the job depends on the materials to be cut, and understanding the reasons why one blade is best over another will help to assure prolonged blade life. It will depend on the type of bandsaw, its current condition, the materials to be cut, and how they will be cut. Relying on one blade for every purpose won’t work and isn’t a good idea, especially if cost factors are an issue and quality is a goal. It is impossible for one blade to serve every purpose, so to assure that the perfect blade is being utilized, and to achieve optimum …

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Cutting Stainless Steel

When cutting stainless steel, choosing the right saw blade as well as the appropriate speed and feed rates are vital in order for the bandsaw operator to achieve positive output. Stainless steel is a medium range steel and is also known as Inox steel. This low carbon steel alloy contains a minimum of 10% chromium by weight. The increased chromium content and the addition of molybdenum, nickel, and nitrogen work together to enhance the corrosion resistance of stainless steel. When cutting Stainless steel, it is recommended that either a Carbon or bi-metal saw blade be installed. Carbon saw blades are an economical …

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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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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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