Depending on the expected performance and fatigue life, bandsaw blades can be made of one piece or two pieces of steel.
The Construction of Different Blade Types
There are many different type of blades depending on the material that needs to be cut, the life expectancy, and the cutting rate desired.
Bi-Metal Bandsaw Blades
A high speed steel edge material is electron beam welded to fatigue resistant spring steel backing. This type of construction provides the ultimate combination of cutting performance and longer fatigue life.
Carbide Tipped Bandsaw Blades
The Carbide Ground Tooth is formed in a high strength spring steel alloy backing material. Using a proprietary welding operation by Lenox, carbide is bonded to the tooth. The tooth tips are then side, face and top ground to form the correct shape of the tooth.
The Set Style Carbide Tooth is placed in a high strength spring alloy backing material. Carbide is then bonded to the tooth and ground to form the shape of the tooth. The teeth are set providing for side clearance.
Carbon Bandsaw Blades
A Carbon Hard Back bandsaw blade is a one piece blade made of carbon steel with a hardened back tooth edge. A Carbon Flex Back bandsaw blade is a one piece blade made of carbon steel with a hardened tooth edge and soft back.