fbpixel

Choosing a Saw Blade

Choosing the Proper Saw Blade

When analyzing the sawing application, band saw operators need to determine the proper number of teeth per inch (TPI). The tooth selection tables below will help you make that calculation.

Rectangular Solids – When cutting a solid rectangular piece, you must know that width of cut (W)
Round Solids – When cutting a solid round piece, you must know the diameter of cut. (D)
Pipe Tubing Structurals – When cutting a tubing or pipe piece, you must know the wall thickness. (T)

Click each image below to view full size.

Tooth Selection – Rectangular Solids (Teeth per inch)

tooth-selection-chart-rectangle_thumb
Tooth Selection – Round Solids (Teeth per inch)

Pipe Tubing Structurals Band Saw Blade Tooth Selection Chart

Tooth Selection – Pipe Tubing Structurals

Pipe Tubing Structurals Band Saw Blade Tooth Selection Chart

Tooth Set Guide
R= Raker Set
H= Hook
W= Wavy
T= Tooth
S= Skip
TS= Tooth Set
VP= Variable Pitch
Continuous medium grit
Gulleted medium grit