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Which type of band saw blade do I use?
Carbon FlexBack – Low cost blade for plastics, woods, and non-ferrous applications. Carbon HardBack – Greater rigidity than flexback allows up to 25% more performance Bi-Metal M42 – Resists heat and wear at higher speeds and feeds Carbide Tipped – For use with highly abrasive metals and non-metallic composites Set Tooth – for nonferrous foundry applications such as cutting gates and risers, some exotic applications Triple Chip – for cutting exotic metals and for high production applications, some nonferrous foundry.
Which tooth pitch should we use?
What is the Break-in Procedure
Set proper blade speed for the machinability and size of material to be cut Reduce the normal feed rate by approximately 50% of the regular rate for the first few square inches Watch the chips Small flakes = Insufficient feed Heavy blue chips = Excessive feed Spring curled no color = Proper feed rate (During break-in, it is important that the band always produces chips) As you break-in the blade, graduate the feed rate to 100%.