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
With horizontal machines, the band width is specified by the manufacturer. Vertical band saw machines allow for higher variations in the band width.
The wider the band saw blade is, the more stability it will have. In case of contour cuts, the smallest radius to be cut is the limiting factor for the band width.
Band widths and smallest radius:
3. Cutting edge material
WIKUS offers four main groups of cutting edge materials:- Carbon steel - Bimetal - Carbide - Diamond
The machinability of the material to be cut determines the cutting edge material.
4. Tooth pitch
At WIKUS, you can choose between constant and variable tooth pitch. The main factor here is the contact length of the blade in the workpiece. Both tables below show the respective upper and lower limits.
5. Tooth shape
Our technologists have combined the different tooth shapes we offer with our cutting edge materials and band saw dimensions to ensure a perfect fit.