How to Select Bandsaw Blade Width

How to Select Blade Width

 

Blade width can determine how straight you can make a cut or how tight a curve (radius) you can achieve with your bandsaw.

Bandsaw Width Selection Chart

The blade width is measured from the tooth tip to the back edge of the blade.

TIP: Refer to the machine manufacturer’s instructions to determine the minimum and maximum blade widths your machine permits.

For Contour Sawing

 

For cutting curves and radii, the blade should be as wide as the machine permits but still narrow enough so that it can cut the desired shape (radius).

Use the chart below for width selection.

Bandsaw Contour Chart

For Straight Cutting

 

For straight cutting, the blade should be as wide as the machine permits. The wider the blade, the more beam strength it has to promote straighter, more accurate cuts.

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