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.
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.