Choosing the Right Bandsaw Blade
Bandsaws are an integral part of many industrial and manufacturing processes, particularly in the steelworking industry. Maintaining and operating these bandsaws optimally is crucial to productivity. On top of that, businesses can also increase their efficiency by opting for the most appropriate and high-quality bandsaw blades to ensure that their bandsaws are configured perfectly to their applications.
Selecting the right blade is the crucial first step that will help determine the overall productivity of your work.
There are many types of blades, and not all of them will be suitable for the work you need to do. Metal cutting requires bandsaw blades that can work well with harder metal materials. When slicing through the material, they generate less waste and can be more easily controlled. Typically, blades that are used for metal cutting have higher-density, smaller teeth.
There are also teeth types, or teeth patterns, that will influence a blade’s capacity to work with different materials. Every manufacturer designs their own blades to suit different applications better. For instance, at Industrial Bandsaw Services, we are the exclusive distributor of Eberle bandsaw blades in Eastern Canada, and we carry many different blade types including but not limited to:
- Duoflex PT: this blade offers low vibration and precision cutting, making it suitable for cutting tubing, structurals, and bundles. Its strength helps it be less susceptible to pinching, tooth breakages, and chipping.
- Duoflex MX55: this blade is a bimetal blade with a micro-resistant, highly stable cutting edge. It has a significantly extended blade life thanks to its wear and heat-resistant properties. Thanks to its durability, it can help you save on maintenance and replacement costs.
- CT-Flex 4000: this blade comes with CT4 geometry and carbide teeth. This makes it ideal for both hard, abrasive materials as well as nonferrous metals. Its kerf is spread over multiple cutting edges, allowing it to run much smoother.
One of the most obvious specifications of bandsaw blades is their size (length and width). However, the most crucial aspect can be the TPI (tooth per inch). The TPI that you require will differ based on the width and density of the material that you are cutting.
For example, if you are cutting a narrow piece you will require more TPI, which will result in a finer tooth blade. If your material is wider then you will require less TPI which is a more aggressive blade. It is best to consult with your sales representative to know for sure which TPI will give you the best results.
If you are in need of high quality blades, look no further. Get in touch with Industrial Bandsaw Services today to learn more about our products.