Selecting the Correct Bandsaw TPI

TPI (Teeth Per Inch) selection is arguably the most important decision when selecting a bandsaw blade.

You must select the correct TPI for the thickness of material being cut as the wrong TPI can dramatically reduce blade life.

TIP: If you are cutting various thicknesses of material, you will need a range of blades with different TPI’s.

USE THE CHARTS BELOW TO SELECT THE OPTIMUM TPI

CUTTING WOOD & PLASTIC

When cutting wood or soft materials, aim for 3-6 teeth in the work piece to optimize performance and productivity.

Watch Saw37C wood cutting blades in action…

 CUTTING SOLID METAL

Metal and other hard materials require more teeth to share the cutting, aim to have 6-24 teeth in the work piece.

CUTTING METAL PROFILES

Choosing a variable pitch TPI when cutting sections and profiles as this will help reduce noise levels and work piece vibration.

Watch Saw37B metal cutting blades in action…

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