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The Right Blade for the Right Material

Selecting the 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 for the job.

There is no one-blade-cuts-all on the market.

Opting for a less expensive blade or not being familiar with blade type will encourage settling. The end result will be bad cut quality and the possibility for band breakage. The blame in this case should not fall on either blade quality or the distributor.

Determining the right blade for the job means taking material thickness into consideration and determining the correct TPI (teeth per inch) for the job.

Knowing the right material thickness is essential to purchasing the correct saw blade.

Ask these questions prior to the purchase of any saw blade and satisfaction is guaranteed. Trust and confidence equate to a good relationship between purchaser and distributor, and the profit gain of both includes excellent production output and assured return of service.

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