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Rockwell Hardness Scale

Hardness is a materials characteristic and not a fundamental physical property. Knowing the hardness of any metal or alloy is important since hardness value is in correlation to other properties such as materials size and thickness. The Rockwell hardness test is a measurement based on the net increase in depth of impression as a load is applied. Hardness numbers have no units and are commonly given in the R, L, M, E, and K scales. The higher the number in each of the scales means the harder the material. The Rockwell hardness test worldwide adoption likely resulted from the test …

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The Right Blade for the Right Material

Selecting┬áthe right blade for the machine and the materials being cut are important factors to consider when purchasing bandsaw blades. Each blade type has a specific purpose. For cutting wood, it is best to use a carbon blade, which is cost-effective, the bi-metal blades are durable and affordable metal-cutting blades, and the carbide-tipped blade is designed to cut exotic metals and abrasive woods. Know dimensions. The buyer should know the specific material being cut and its thickness. Each bandsaw blade is designed to cut certain types of material. Knowing the material helps in the purchase of the right blade type …

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