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Pro Master III Bandsaw Blade - A Tool Review: by Jim Mattson
Review 14"Bandsaw Blade Guides by Jim
Charts for selecting Bi-Metal Band saw Blade Material, Blade Speed and Tooth Selection for cutting metals.
Chart for selecting Carbide Band Saw Blade Material, Blade Speed and Teeth Per Inch selection for metal cutting.
Q. I don't know what blade length I require, is there
a way of working this out?
A. Yes there is, for two wheel bandsaws the following
procedure can be followed:
- Adjust the wheels to their correct position (about the middle
of the adjustment range)
- Referring to the diagram below, measure the distance between
the center point of each wheel. (measurement D)
- Now measure the radius of each wheel. (R1 and R2)
- Use this formula to calculate the band length from the measurements
you have taken:
Band length = (R1 x 3.1416) + (R2 x 3.1416) + (2 x D)
Ensure the wheels are not adjusted to their extremes, you need
to allow for take-up
to tension the band and also for possible
future blade re-welding.
Around the middle of the adjustment
range is best.
Band Saw Blade Width vs Radius of Cut
|A blade must bend and flex when cutting a radius. Blade width will be the factor that limits how tight a
radius can be cut with that particular blade. The following chart lists recommended blade width for the
radius to be cut. Always use widest possible blade.
|Minimum Radius vs Width of Blade
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Tag is for a LENOX Diemaster2 Blade 9 ft. 4 inches x 1/2 in. x .025 x 4 tpi Hook, Lenox Set