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Haltbar M42 701-601 Series

The Haltbar M42 701 series bandsaw blade will cut through applications that the 601 series blade cannot. The 701 series is designed to cut Inconel, D2, Monel, and other exotic alloys. The unique tooth geometry, plus the addition of an 8% cobalt backing strip, helps to assure prolonged blade life even under constant feed pressure. The 701 series bandsaw blade is good for production cutting of stock bars and solid rounds, and is recommended for applications that are prone to work hardening. The 701 series variable tooth height and set make this a high performance bandsaw blade that allows for an …

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D2 Steel and the Bi-Metal Bandsaw Blade

D2 steel is a type of vacuum heat treated steel that is raised to a high temperature and then rapidly cooled by vacuum process. An air-hardened steel composed of a large amount of carbon and chromium, with a high chromium content that gives D2 its mild corrosion resistance properties. Typical applications include forming dies and rolls, punches, knives, shear blades, scrap choppers, and tire shredders. D2, Inconel, and other exotic materials are considered very hard steels and require the use of a saw blade designed exclusively for these materials. Bi-metal blades work best. The 601 Series Haltbar M42 bandsaw blade is widely …

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Bandsaw Blade Types

There are a lot of bandsaw blade types on the market today, generating questions about things like what materials will the blade cut, is it the right blade for the machine, and are the dimensions capable of handling a cut. Understanding bandsaw blade types helps when it comes time to purchase new blades. There are three bandsaw blade types that all saw blade manufacturers and distributors carry: Carbon, Bi-Metal, and Carbide Blades. At SawBlade.com, we offer a variety of blades in each of the three categories. CARBON BLADES 101 Series — Haltbar Flex-Back Carbon Bandsaw Blade This blade type is …

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Creating Bi-Metal Bandsaw Blades

Bi-metal bandsaw blades, as their name suggests, are saw blades that are made of two metals that are welded together. One method of creating this type of blade is known as electron beam welding (EBW), which is a fusion welding process in which a beam of high-velocity electrons is applied to two materials to be joined together. The electron energy heats up on impact, melting the materials. Another method for creating bi-metal blades is with laser beam welding (LBW), a technique used to join multiple pieces of metal using a laser. EBW and LBW both help in creating high-speed steels: alloys that gain their properties from tungsten, …

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