Why this is important:
When using a band saw blade, the tooth pitch is one of the most important factors to consider. It will be a determining factor of the quality of the finished product, the cutting efficiency, and the blade life. And since band saw blades come in such a wide variety of tooth pitch options, it’s important to make sure you’re using the best tooth pitch and blade type to match what you’re cutting. There’s a really complicated formula for figuring out the perfect tooth pitch for your application… but without getting too science-y, we’d like to share a little short cut with you… How about a cheat sheet for choosing the right tooth pitch? That’s right, we’ve developed a simple little chart that shows you what tooth pitch you should be using, based on the thickness of the material you’re cutting!
How to know if you’re using the wrong tooth pitch:
Blade “sticking” or getting caught in material
Blades wearing out faster than they should
Blades breaking excessively or prematurely
Did you know?
Using the right tooth pitch will increase your blade life, and decrease your average Cost-Per-Cut
Sound too good to be true? Take a look!
To Healthy Machines and Long Blade Life,