Here on the Help page you can find various helpful resources…

Problems with your blade?

Got a new blade and want to make sure you get its full value by breaking it in?

View our Blade Break-In Procedure Guide.

“All band saw blades, regardless of the manufacturer, need to be “broken in”.  When new, the teeth are just too sharp.  Cutting at full rate will cause fracturing of the feather edges which will lead to premature blade failure.  Breaking in a saw blade wears off this ultra sharp edge and allows the blade to retain its cutting ability longer…”

Working with Band Saw Blades and Machines but don’t know a term?

Check out our Blade and Sawing Terminology Page.

 “Beam Strength is the result of a combination of a blades hardness, thickness and width. A wider blade provides greater Beam Strength which usually produces straighter and smoother cuts. However, never use a blade wider than that specified by the saw builder…”

Not sure which tooth style is right for your application?

Read our explanation of Standard Tooth Styles.

“Regular Tooth Blades are the most commonly used for all general purpose metal sawing. The face of the tooth is straight,  (0 degree rake angle)… Hook Tooth Blades are ideal for sawing large sections of steel, wood and plastics. Hook teeth are usually designed with a 10 degree positive rake which gives a cutting action of digging out chips instead of scraping. The rounded gullets permit chips to clear with ease…”

Raker Set vs. Wavy Set, which one is which?

Check out what our experts’ short explanation of each.

“Raker Set is one tooth tilted left, the next tooth to the right and the third straight. Raker set blades are recommended for the majority of sawing being done… Wavy Set blades have groups of teeth set to the left and to the right alternating throughout the band blade. Wavy set helps eliminate tooth strippage when sawing thin sections such as tubing, pipe, sheet stock, etc. These are recommended for most light duty sawing machines…”

Additional Questions?

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