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SELECTING THE RIGHT BAnd SAW BLADE

1. Band length

The dimensions of the band will depend on the band saw machine that has been installed.

2. Band width

  • Horizontal machines: band width specified by the manufacturer
  • Vertical band saw machines: higher variations in band width are possible, please see the manufacturer’s information
  • Band width: the wider the band saw blade, the more stability it will have
  • Contour cuts: the smallest radius to be cut is the limiting factor for the band width

3. Cutting edge material

WIKUS offers four main groups of cutting edge materials :

  • Carbon steel
  • Bimetal (HSS)
  • Carbide
  • Diamond

The machinability of the material to be cut determines what cutting material you should choose.

4. Tooth pitch

The main factor here is the contact length of the blade in the workpiece. The tables to the right show the respective upper and lower limits.

 

Contant
tooth pitch
Contact length
(mm)
tpi from to
24 6
18 10
14 15
10 15 30
8 30 50
6 50 80
4 80 120
3 120 200
2 200 400
1,25 300 800
Variable
tooth pitch
Contact length
(mm)
tpi from to
10-14 20
8-12 10 30
6-10 20 50
5-8 30 60
4-6 50 90
3-4 80 150
2-3 120 300
1,4-2 250 600
1,0-1,4 400 1000
0,85-1,15 600 2000
0,75-1,25 600 2000
0,7-1,0 1000 3000

5. Tooth shape

The combination of our various tooth shapes, cutting-edge materials and band saw dimensions allows for the highest possible cutting performance.