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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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Flex-Back and Hard-Back Bandsaw Blades

Bandsaw blades are classified by composite makeup, namely Carbon, Bi-metal, and Carbide-tipped blades. Each blade is used differently depending on the materials involved in the cutting process. Material hardness classification includes soft, hard, or tough. The ranges of carbon steel bandsaw blades are ideal by design for use in home woodworking shops. Carbon steel blades differ in the tooth design, with heat-treated teeth designed to allow for higher speed and feed rates. Increased tensile strength permits the hard-back blade to produce a straighter cut. The hardened tooth tip counters material cut resistance and increases blade lifespan. A low-cost alternative blade …

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The 101 and 201 Series Bandsaw Blade

The 101 and 201 Series Bandsaw Blade, their detailed features, unique qualities, and their specific applications. The 101 Series Haltbar Flex Back Carbon blade is made from carbon steel with a flexible carbon steel back and comes in a wide range of widths, thickness, and pitch. The Haltbar 101 Flex Back saw blade is an economical choice and ideal for cutting easy-to-machine ferrous or nonferrous metal and wood, plastics, soft woods, nonferrous foundry materials and metals, low alloys, furniture, and composition board. This type of blade can be used on both light vertical and horizontal machines. By selecting the 101 Series flex back …

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