RemGrit Carbide Grit Edge Bandsaw Blades — Application Questions


Continuous or gulleted edge?

Select a gulleted edge blade for general cutting on materials 1/4" thick and above. Use continuous edge blade on materials thinner than 1/4" and on hard, brittle materials which have a tendency to chip easily.

Also, continuous edge blades should be used only on machines with carrier wheels at least 24" in diameter. Smaller diameter wheels will give proportionally less band fatigue life because the edge has no relief from stress concentration as is provided by the gullets in the gulleted blade. Thus, the continuous edge is less flexible and more sensitive to the bending imposed by a small carrier wheel.

Which blade width?

In straight sawing use the widest blade possible for best accuracy and the straightest cut. In contour work, select a coarser grit blade for better band clearance. Due to its unique design, the RemGrit "Grit Edge" blade will saw up to 30% smaller radius than conventional blades. Consult the radius table below for specific data. Note: radius limits vary with material type and thickness, feed force, and pivot point. This table is based on cutting 1" metal.

Blade Width Minimum Radius
1/4" 1/2"
3/8" 1-1/16"
1/2" 1-3/4"
3/4" 4"
1" 5-1/2"
1-1/4" 9-1/2"
1-1/2" 12-1/2"
Which grit? Select finer grit for finer finish, very thin materials, and friable materials which have a tendancy to chip easily. Use coarser grit for faster cutting, thicker materials, and metal work.