Specifications & Dimensions
|Able to Cut:||Metal|
|Blade Length:||80 in.|
|Blade Width:||1/4 in.|
|Teeth - Points per Inch:||14 tpi|
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|Materials & Finish:|
|Material:||High Carbon Steel|
Ratings & Reviews
Stay Sharp with the Craftsman 1/4 x 80 in. Band Saw Blade, 14TPI, Non-Ferrous
Keep cutting with the Craftsman 1/4 x 80 in. Band Saw Blade. It never fails that you'll need a new blade mid-project, so keep a few of these stocked to get the right cut on your non-ferrous metal.
Spare Craftsman 1/4 x 80 in. Band Saw Blades (non-ferrous) are worth their weight in gold, which by the way is one of the metals it will cut through.
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Added on July 26, 2010
Overall, others give this:
Colorado Springs, CO
I manufacture handlebar clamps for gauges. All I cut is 3/8 aluminum plate and this blade goes through it no problem. I can get around 50 ft of cut before I have to replace it. Just take your time and don't force it, and it works great!
I've done my homework and what I can say is this blade has done what was expected of it. Bought this as a experiment to see if its worth cutting up radiators to separate copper/aluminum and get more money. The experiment seems to be a fail for other reasons but blade did the work. Ideally from what I have researched the ideal blade speed for cutting soft metals is roughly 500 feet per minute. I was using a fixed speed band saw running 2700 feet per minute. I did not modify the band saw to slow down the blades running speed. I still managed so far to cut up 40 pounds of radiators into 1/2 inch strips. Probably 1000 feet of copper/aluminum cuts combined and the blade is still cutting under these out of norm conditions at a rate of roughly 2-3 inches per second into 2 inch thick radiator. I found that this has its limits. Failed to cut through copper coils and does not do very well at all when cutting through harder metals no matter how thin. Example steel sheets at side of the radiators or small screws. Better to avoid them. For anyone scrapping who's interested in cutting up radiators to get paid more.. Found it to be roughly 1 pound of aluminum for every 1 pound of copper. Ends up making it all worth half again what you would get for copper/aluminum mix but if you account for the cost of your time, cost of blades, wear & tear on your machine, and your electric bill.... Its not worth separating. Continue shopping off the copper U-Joints as you always have and forget about the copper runs within the aluminum fins.
I have tried a variety of blades on my Craftsman band saw, and I cut a lot of hard dense woods. This blade is a better blade for cutting this type of wood than any blade I have tried. I cut a piece of Arizona Ironwood trunk that was over six inches in diameter. I would not have tried it with any wood cutting blade.
If your job is for cutting paper thin tin that want take more than 3 minutes then this blade is for you. I have bought 4 of these blades to cut aluminum bar, 1/4 inch or less, and every one of them went dull after about 3 minutes of use. Started to blame my craftsman saw on it and then realized it is just these tin can metal blades. No temper in them at all. Want ever buy another. Over 18 bucks a piece in store, wasted money.
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