The picture depicted represents one blade; the pricing is for one blade/package. Carbon tool steel bandsaw blades are made from high end carbon steel. It can cut all types of woods and is especially ideal for soft woods i.e. pine, polar, fir and spruce. It is also used for cutting plastics, aluminum, metals, and mild steel. Cutting mild steel at speeds under 200 fpm (feet per minute) with liquid coolant running along the back of the blade yields the best results. In order to cut metal materials, the following is a guideline for choosing the adequate tooth pattern of a carbon tool steel bandsaw blade. The type of tooth pattern used depends on the thickness of metal material to be cut. Use 24 raker to cut 1/16″ to 1/4″ thick material, Use 18 raker to cut 1/8″ to 3/8″ thick material, Use 14 raker to cut 3/16″ to 7/16″ thick material, Use 10 raker to cut 1/4″ to 5/8″ thick material, Use 6 Hook to cut 3/8″ to 2″ thick material, Use 4 Hook to cut 3/4″ to 4-1/2″ thick material, Use 3 Hook to cut 1″ to 6″ thick material, Use 2 Hook to cut 2″ to 12″ thick material, NOTE: The owner’s manual of some woodcutting bandsaw may stipulate that it can cut metal, but woodcutting bandsaws can only cut non-ferrous metals, such as aluminum, brass, copper, etc. Cutting steel could damage your saw, due to the fact that blade speed on most woodcutting bandsaws (average 800 to 3500 fpm) is not slow enough (40 to 200 fpm) for cutting ferrous metals (i.e. steel). Trying to cut steel at woodcutting speeds will ruin the blade due to extreme heat produced. There may be a number of other bandsaws or models that use the same blade lengths as the ones listed: 62 inch ( 5 ft. 2 inch, 5′ 2″ ) bandsaw blades suit the following models: Skil 3104; Sears Craftsman 103-24556, 2442; 9HT2442N; Central Machinery D0686-4BMF, 01629-ICEA; Mark 1; Rexon BS-12; Alltrade 1996BBR; Powerline DBS-12; Jet DBS-12; Black & Decker (some models); Grizzly G8976 12″; Walker-Turner 10″;
how do you square a peice of aluminum cheaply?
how do you square a peice of aluminum cheaply? I have a 1/2 by 2 inch approx peice made with a home furnace, cost is a bit of a factor.. tried using a recipricating saw in a miterbox with not much success.. used a blade (fairly close teeth for metal cutting) that was bought for it and also jammed a hacksaw blade in with limited success.. need it squared nearly perfectly on all sides.
Suggestion by Dale
if i get your get your question your useing a home furnace to melt aluminnum for a peice 1/2 x 2 make your mold 1/2 x 2 sq no need to cut or trim . cutting aluminum you need to use rasin on blade to keep from galling.