WHAT TYPE OF BANDSAW DO YOU HAVE?

WHAT TYPE OF BANDSAW DO YOU HAVE?

METAL CUTTING BANDSAWS: Use Carbon Tool Steel or Bimetal Blades Small to large, horizontal or vertical, metal cutting bandsaws generally use either High Carbon Steel or Bimetal blades. High Carbon Steel blades are cheaper to purchase, while bimetal blades are generally more economical to operate in the long run, since they can outlast carbon blades by up to 10 times if used properly.  Carbon Steel blades will cut mild steel if used at speeds under 200 feet per minute (fpm) for best results, preferably with coolant. But if you are…

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Metal Bandsaw Blades for woodworking, metalworking or cutting materials

Metal Bandsaw Blades for woodworking, metalworking or cutting materials

Bandsaws are used for woodworking, metalworking, or for cutting a variety of other materials. They were originally designed for cutting irregular or curved shapes, though they certainly can make straight cuts. It took some time, however, for the technology to catch up to the vision. And the “hard part” has always been the blades. The idea of the bandsaw dates back to at least 1809, when William Newberry received the first known British patent for the idea. But actual bandsaws remained impractical because of the blades. Constant flexing of the…

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