How to determine the Cutting Capacity of A Band Saw Blade

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When it comes to making the right band saw blade choice, there are several factors to determine prior to purchasing any blade, and depending on the materials being cut. Bipico describes the following considerations which play a major role to determine cutting capacity of a band saw blade.

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Determine the Cutting Capacity of A Band Saw Blade

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The following considerations play a major role to determine cutting capacity of a band saw blade: ● Choice of A Blade ● Choosing A Correct Width ● Bandsaw Blade Thickness ● How Many Teeth ● Tooth Styles and Sets When it comes to making the right band saw blade choice there are several factors to determine prior to purchasing any blade and depending on the materials being cut.

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Band saw blades come in a variety of widths tooth design materials and configurations. Choice of A Blade

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We use the word width but really it comes down to two things: The maximum capacity your bandsaw can accommodate and the minimum radius you want to cut. The Manufacturer’s instructions should be consulted for the same. Choosing A Correct Width

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Choosing the proper thickness of the blade is important. Continual flexing and heating and cooling causes metal fatigue and ultimately failure. The thickness of the blade depends on the diameter of the wheels and the work to be done. Thick blades withstand more cutting strain from straight cuts but will break more easily from the bending and twisting action. Thinner blades are recommended for lighter work. Bandsaw Blade Thickness

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Getting a balance between a good finish and a decent feed rate are the two objectives in determining how many TPI or teeth per inch you want to use. ● More teeth make a smoother but slower cut. ● Fewer teeth allow for faster cutting but with a slightly rougher finish. How Many Teeth For any kind of precision cutting the rule of thumb is to always try to keep at least 3 teeth in the material at all times.

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Tooth Styles and Sets There are three basic tooth styles in bandsaw blades regular skip and hook. ● REGULAR TOOTH BLADES have proportionally spaced teeth and are ideally suited as a general-purpose blade for both cut-off and contour sawing. Used for cutting thin materials and where a fine finish is required. ● The teeth on SKIP TOOTH BLADES are more widely spaced and have a 0° rake angle to prevent clogging when cutting soft wood non-ferrous metals and plastics.

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● HOOK TOOTH BLADES have a deeper gullet/larger tooth and a positive 10° rake angle which helps the blade to feed into the material more aggressively. The result is faster cutting rates. Hook tooth blades are commonly used for long cuts into thicker wood hardwood plastic and metal. ● VARIABLE PITCH BLADES have alternating sets of different size teeth to provide both a fast but smooth finish cut and are often used in joinery and for cutting curves.

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If you’re having trouble with the cuts your bandsaw blades are giving you whether you’re cutting wood or metal the above points if checked and rechecked will yield maximum results. Bandsaws are complex pieces of machinery require periodic adjustments for wear of the bandsaw itself as well as the blade.

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BIPICO an ISO 9001:2008 company is established in November – 1974 and is proud of its more than four decades journey as a Hacksaw Blade manufacturing company BIPICO has grown into a major cutting tools manufacturer and exporter with a strong brand image in India and in International markets. About Us

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