14 Raker Carbon Tool Steel Bandsaw Blade for Wood

SuperCut Premium Carbon Tool Steel Blades will cut almost anything that can be filed with a standard hand file, including wood, metals, mild steel, and plastic, provided your blade speed is correct for the material being cut. Made from the toughest alloys, with a high silicon content. They feature precision milled, heat-treated teeth and a flexible back. They are our most versatile blade, suitable for all types of wood, metals, mild steel, and plastics.(Most metal products should be cut with a blade speed of under 200feet per minute.) And of course, they all come with our standard warranty on each weld, even the 1/8” scrolling blade.

Wood is generally cut at blade speeds of 1000 to 4000 fpm (feet per minute). Plastics are generally cut at slower blade speeds (200 to 800 fpm) to keep the plastic from melting back together behind the blade as it cuts. Soft metals (such as aluminum, copper, and brass) are cut at speeds of 200 to 1000 fpm, as long as a good release agent is used on the blade to keep the metal from sticking in the blade gullets. Mild steel products are cut at 40 to 200 fpm, preferably with a liquid coolant running on the blade.

NOTE: All cutting should follow the simple rule of no less than 2 teeth in contact with the cut at all times, while not allowing more than approximately 10 teeth to contact the cut. Any fewer than 2 teeth in contact can allow the material to drop into the gullet of the blade, causing teeth to shear off. Allowing more than approximately 10 teeth to contact the cut can cause the teeth to not remove the waste effectively and can cause binding in the cut and also damage the teeth and set.

PRODUCT DETAILS

SuperCut Premium Carbon Tool Steel Blades will cut almost anything that can be filed with a standard hand file, including wood, metals, mild steel, and plastic, provided your blade speed is correct for the material being cut. Made from the toughest alloys, with a high silicon content. They feature precision milled, heat-treated teeth and a flexible back. They are our most versatile blade, suitable for all types of wood, metals, mild steel, and plastics.(Most metal products should be cut with a blade speed of under 200feet per minute.) And of course, they all come with our standard warranty on each weld, even the 1/8” scrolling blade.

Wood is generally cut at blade speeds of 1000 to 4000 fpm (feet per minute). Plastics are generally cut at slower blade speeds (200 to 800 fpm) to keep the plastic from melting back together behind the blade as it cuts. Soft metals (such as aluminum, copper, and brass) are cut at speeds of 200 to 1000 fpm, as long as a good release agent is used on the blade to keep the metal from sticking in the blade gullets. Mild steel products are cut at 40 to 200 fpm, preferably with a liquid coolant running on the blade.

NOTE: All cutting should follow the simple rule of no less than 2 teeth in contact with the cut at all times, while not allowing more than approximately 10 teeth to contact the cut. Any fewer than 2 teeth in contact can allow the material to drop into the gullet of the blade, causing teeth to shear off. Allowing more than approximately 10 teeth to contact the cut can cause the teeth to not remove the waste effectively and can cause binding in the cut and also damage the teeth and set.

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Customer Reviews

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Richard Furman

So far working great. I bought the high tooth count for smoother cuts in thick hardwood pieces.

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Leonard Barbo
1/8 inch bandsaw blade

Cuts excellent but has to run on the very front of the wheel. Had to remove the fine adjustments on my guides to get them to move all the way forward. Other than some minor improvisions, I love the way it cuts, effortless.

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John Larson

I wanted to order 93.5 “ x .5” 6 tpi

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Dennis Edwards
Bbd

The blades cut smooth

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Tom in Gold Canyon, AZ
Very worthy bandsaw blade. Buy without fear.

I ordered this blade to make some preliminary cuts on some pallet wood and a softwood board (I am making a sign for our house in Belize). Installing and setting the tracking was kind of a pain in the (whoa now), but that had nothing to do with the blade. I have not used the saw in years, until this blade, so I had to true it up all over again.

The blade(s) I ordered arrived reasonably quickly, and an inspection showed no "bump" in the blade weld. All three blades I purchased were smooth and straight. And MADE IN THE USA!

My son and I cut a six-foot board along its length, and the blade ripped through it cleanly and without any binding. I made a few curved cuts, and the results were very good.

I recommend these blades and will buy more, as the need arises. If you are as yet undecided about taking the "risk" on these bandsaw blades, I would say to have no fear. Invest in one, use it, and you will very likely buy more.

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