|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.
||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