Choosing the right TPI (teeth-per-inch) for you
In determining teeth per inch (TPI), try to find a balance finish and feed rate. Bandsaw blades with more teeth (higher TPI) cut slower and smoother. Blades with fewer teeth (lower TPI) cut faster with slightly rougher finish.
When cutting mild or annealed materials, you should aim for no less than three teeth touching the material at any one time. No more than 24.
An ideal number of teeth touching the material at any one time is between 6 and 12.
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Why choose DIMAKIN?
DIMAKIN prides itself on providing the best band saw blades. Our blades can cut a range of materials; such as non-ferrous metal, heat resistant alloys, titanium, stainless steel, nickel-based alloys, super alloys, steel sections, aluminium castings and more.
DIMAKIN’s range of bimetal bandsaw blades provides comprehensive coverage of the blade widths, tooth geometries, and pitches. These are required to address the broad spectrum of metal sawing applications.
Bimetal band saw blades are based on a fatigue resistant high alloy steel backing strip with around 4% chromium content. This formulation ensures that the blade can withstand the severe mechanical stresses exerted by modern high production rate band saw machines, and make it possible to provide a bandsaw blade specifically manufactured to satisfy all customer needs.
DIMAKIN Bi-Alfa Cobalt Bandsaw Blade has HSS M42 cutting tips. The high wear resistance of the metal band saw blade results from the very hard and evenly distributed carbides in the tooth tips. This is formed during the hardening and tempering process.
Both the martensitic structure of the cutting tips and the high cobalt content create excellent hot hardness and toughness reducing wear rates at high sawing speeds. With a steel backing strip containing around 4% chromium, the saw blade can withstand the considerable flexing stresses, tension and blade guide pressure present in modern saw cutting machines.