Band Saw Blades
Getting the best result from your shop or portable band saw is a direct result of keeping your band saw blades in good repair and replacing them when they become worn. Unlike other types of blades, such as reciprocating saw blades, band saw blades tend to wear evenly over the whole length of the blade, rather than toward one end.
Band saw blades are often carbide-tipped to increase their usable life, which saves you time from frequent replacements. They come in various lengths, widths, thicknesses and teeth per inch (TPI). When considering new blades, the TPI is important in terms of the degree of fineness you want for the finished product. A higher TPI count measns a finer cut, while a lower-TPI blade can make faster but coarser cuts. Fine cuts might take more time to make, but they result in fewer burrs for less time spent grinding them down to an acceptable finish.
Bi-metal construction makes a blade more flexible and resistant to breakage. Thinner blades are ideal for cutting curved designs along a pattern. Wider blades make it easier to cut along a straight line. Some blades come in multi-packs for your convenience.
Specialized metal-cutting band saw blades often have treated teeth designed to cut through particular types of metals such as carbon steel, structural steel, titanium alloys, composites and others. Blades for portable band saws are ideal for cutting pipes. Make sure to check which materials you plan to cut before you select your blades.
Band saw blades are among the most durable blades for power saws, and provide you with a long service life. Double-check the requirements of your next project, then browse our large selection of blades to stock up on what you need to finish quickly and with professional-looking results.
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