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Selecting Bi-Metal Band Saw Blades (DeWalt)

21st Jul 2019

JIS represents over 300 of the industry’s top suppliers to the workholding, metal cutting, and tool & die industry. But a key to our success at helping customers excel in manufacturing is working in partnership with an elite group of core suppliers. As your partner in productivity, our goal is to find the best solution for your application. This month we are featuring a product new to our offering; DeWalt Bi-Metal Band Saw Blades. It is always important to know how to best select your band saw blades - DeWalt has provided some steps and helpful notes for you to select the best blades for you.

Selecting Bi-Metal Band Saw Blades

STEP 1: Analyze the sawing application
Machine: Determine the band size for the machine (Length x Width x Thickness)
Material: Determine the following for the material to be cut: Material Type/Grade
Operation: Is this a production or general purpose sawing operation?

STEP 2: Determine the proper number of teeth per inch (TPI)

1. Determine the size and shape of the material to be cut.
2. Identify the chart to be used (square solids, round solids or tubing/structurals)

3. Read teeth per inch (TPI) recommendation below material size:

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After selecting your blade, don't forget to "break in" your blade! To download a chart on the recommended reduced speeds when first using your new blade, click here.

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About JIS;
JIS, Division of Jergens, Inc. is Ohio's largest, most technical industrial distributor of industrial products, representing over 300 of the top manufacturers in the United States. With experienced staff at multiple locations, JIS is able to fully support a variety of applications for customers across the country. JIS is a Premier Autocrib distributor, creating a custom vending solution. The company's website offers online ordering capabilities to customers nationwide. JIS is a division of Jergens, Inc., the leading manufacturer of standard tooling components, fasteners, hoist rings, vises and other work holding equipment.