How to Select Your Proper Band Saw Blade with David

In this video, David Hall is going to talk and explain the proper way and options to choose a Band Saw Blade when it comes to saw blades. You want to have anywhere from 3 to 24 teeth engaged in the material while you’re cutting. Any type of standard box tubing or normal cutting would be perfect for the IC bandsaw blade. Depending on different thicknesses and the diameters of the blade that is when you would need specific bandsaw blades. also has a speed and feed calculator to determine what type of blade you will need.

Need to figure out what your cutting time will be? Use’s handy Speed and Feed Calculator to determine the correct blade speed and blade tooth pitch based on the material you’re cutting. This reference tool is designed to help you estimate cutting times and blade speed and feed for a range of metals. Before using the tool, it’s useful to have some information about your band saw and your materials ready.

The relationship between Speed and Feed Rates is vital to the proper function of a bandsaw and requires a saw operator’s full attention or the bandsaw will fail to perform as expected. A saw blade’s speed is defined as the distance in feet that the blade travels per minute: a measurement of S.F.P. M. or Surface Feet Per Minute. In order to achieve proper blade speed, the SFPM must be optimum for the application. The drive belts cannot be slipping under the load being machined, and the tachometer needs to be checked often in order to assure that the proper RPMs are being maintained.

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