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Old 10-09-2011, 06:59 AM
NCMau NCMau is offline
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Default Bandsaw Blade TPI

What would be a practical TPI for a bimetal 1/2" blade working usually with 1/4" stock?
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Old 10-09-2011, 07:33 AM
J.Ramsey J.Ramsey is offline
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10/14 variable pitch.
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Old 10-09-2011, 07:45 AM
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The choice depends upon the orientation of the stock. If you are cutting through just the 1/4 section all the time, you need a fairly fine-tooth blade. Rule of thumb would be 3 to 4 teeth in the cut, so a 14 to 18 tooth blade would be ideal.
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Old 10-09-2011, 08:17 AM
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Welcome to the fracas NCMau. I'll ditto what Pixman said. You may want to cut something thinner than 1/4" sometime, so another blade with 18-24 TPI might find some use, as well.
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