View Full Version : Vertical bandsaw- blade recommendations

12-30-2010, 10:37 PM
What bi-metal blades (width, tpi and tooth form wise) do you have on your larger vertical bandsaws for general work? I perfectly realize that this is not a specific question, but I wonder

***what you keep on your saw most of the time.***

P.S. Different sizes (1/8"-2" thick) of mild steel, aluminum and plastics will be the most frequently used materials. My saw accepts 159 7/8"-161" blades (1/8"-1" wide).

12-30-2010, 11:15 PM
If your saw has a blade weldr don't bother with Bi-metal.

If not I use 1/4" 14-16pitch regular raker tooth for everything up to 1/2" steel.Over 1/2" I step up to 3/8" 8-10pitch up to 3/4"steel.

In thick steel 1"+ a 6-8 tooth blade is the most efficent,but the narrowest width in those is 3/4" IIRC.

12-31-2010, 11:53 AM
Thank you. Yes, the saw has a welder, but I'm not sure I want to mess with short lasting carbon steel blades. I guess I'm spoiled by bi-metal ones. :)