RemGrit Carbide Grit Edge Bandsaw Blades

Blade Selection / Application Guide

Representative Material Physical Characteristics Band Speed SFPM Coolant Recommended Blade
Fine Med Med Coarse Coarse
Tool Steel (Rc 42-65) Hardened 150-250 Yes     Good Best
Nitride Case Hardened & Induction Hardened Steels Hardened 150-300 Yes     Best Good
High-Temp Nickel & Iron Base Super Alloys Work Hardening 150-400 Yes     Good Best
Hastelloy Work Hardening 120-300 Yes     Good Best
Aircraft & Sheet Stainless Work Hardening 150-500 Yes   Good Best Good
Beryllium Abrasive 150-600 Yes       Best
Sintered Tungsten, Molybdenum, Iron, Stainless Abrasive 125-700 Optional   Good Best  
Weld & Metallurgical, Test Specimems Hard & Abrasive 125-300 Yes   Good Best Good
White & High Alloy Cast Iron Tough & Abrasive 150-350 Yes     Good Best
Grey Cast Iron Abrasive 150-300 No     Good Best
Titanium Tough 150-400 Yes     Good Best
Foamed Glass Abrasive 1000-3000 No   Good Best  
Syntactic Foam Abrasive 300-700 No   Good Best  
Low Density Ceramics Abrasive 500-1500 Optional   Best Good  
Green Unfired Ceramics Abrasive 200-1200 No   Best    
Fiber Reinforced Cement Abrasive 800-1500 No     Best  
Friction Materials Abrasive 1000-3000 No     Best Good
Fiberglass Honeycomb Abrasive 4000-6000 No Good Best Good  
Fiberglass Reinforced Plastics (polyesters, epoxies, melamines, phenolics) Abrasive 1000-3000 No Good Best Good  
Graphite composites Hard & Abrasive 1500-3000 No Good Best Good  
Aircraft Tooling & Molding Compounds Abrasive 200-1000 No   Best Good Good
Carbon & Graphite Abrasive 1000-4000 No     Good Best
Glass Hard & Abrasive 500-1000 Yes Best Good    
Wire Reinforced Rubber Tough Snaggy 1200-3000 Yes     Good Best
Cable / Wire Rope Tough Snaggy 1200-3000 Yes   Best Good  
Compressed Perlite Molding Compounds Abrasive 400-1600 No       Best
Cement Lined Steel & Cast Iron Pipe Abrasive 120-500 No     Best Good
Soapstone, Chalk, Mica, Lava, Slate, Coal Abrasive 1500-600 No   Good Good Best


If a specific material is not listed, select conditions for a similar material.
Start cut as lower speed, and increase band speed until optimum cutting performance is achieved.
Large material cross-sections require lower speeds and higher feed pressure.
Small cross-sections should be cut a higher speeds with moderate pressure.
In metals, a fine stringy chip is evidence of porper speed and feed rates.
Coolants are essential for most metal cutting and are also recommended for ceramics, glass, and similar materials.