How to Use 62 bandsaw blade

What should the blade speed be on a band saw?

Bandsaw blade speeds between 75 and 300 BFPM are required to cut hardened materials and receive favorable blade life. If your wood saw has two speeds, use the slow speed for cutting soft metal. When cutting wood, the Rule of Thumb is 3 to 12 teeth in the work, with the most general purpose count being 6 TPI.

What should you look for when using a bandsaw?

Look at your hands while cutting something. Some people tend to use the same blade for cutting everything which is a severe mistake. Bandsaw blades can vary in designs regarding their width, material, functions, and tooth. The blade’s width is interlinked with the cutting radius.

Can a band saw be used to cut metal?

When using a WOOD Cutting band saw for cutting metal (saw running about 3000 BFPM) hardened metal will not be able to be cut. Bandsaw blade speeds between 75 and 300 BFPM are required to cut hardened materials and receive favorable blade life.

What should the TPI be on a band saw blade?

If the correct TPI is not chosen the blade life will be dramatically reduced. TPI selection is arguably the most important decision when selecting a band saw blade. That’s why Dakin-Flathers have created this useful bandsaw teeth per inch chart. The number of TPI defines the pitch of the blade and can vary from 1 to 32 TPI.

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