TCT Wood Bandsaw Blades

The TCT wood bandsaw blades are known for their deep ripping and ultra fine sawing technique, but what else do you need to know?

Table of Contents:

What Is A TCT Blade Used For?
What Is A TCT Blade And What Does TCT Mean?
What Does It Feature?

What Is A TCT Blade Used For?

The TCT bandsaw blade is great for cutting wood because of the specifically designed teeth, that both rip and finely saw. It allows you to craft the finest veneers with ease. The C4 Carbide Tips are  extremely durable. Application areas include hardwoods, exotics, timbers, and tough wood materials.

They are the ultimate high-performance Ripping & Resawing Tungsten-tipped blade.

What Is A TCT Blade And What Does TCT Mean?

TCT stands for Tungsten Carbide Tipped. It can often also be abbreviated as TC. Tungsten Carbide is one of the hardest quality materials for bandsaw blades and is great value for money.

What Does It Feature?

While there are several models of the blade, but across the board features include:

  • The teeth on the blades are hardened. This creates heat resistance, which increases blade life and strength
  • A unique heat line placed on the rear of the blade. This helps the blade from buckling . And, it gives you a straighter cut
  • The tooth is shaped with a chip breaker. Which removes waste more efficiently, reduces heat build up, and improves cutting performance
  • An increased hook angle means it cuts more aggressively. Despite this, it still leaves a smooth finish, making the cuts faster and easy to control
  • Thin gauge (kerf) — Just like thin kerf circular saw blades, it takes less power to drive with less waste
  • An increased tooth set that makes the blade more versatile with a wider range of woods
  • Butt welded

Here at sawblade.com.au our TCT wood bandsaw blades are made from quality ingredients imported from Europe and manufactured here in Victoria, Australia. The blades are custom made to order, cut to your machine specifications.

Get Started With Bandsaw Blades

The experts at Sawblade.com.au have brainstormed and come up with simple but comprehensive guidelines to help you get the maximum out of your bandsaw blades. Following the steps below will set you up to get the most accurate and consistent cutting with excellent results. 

Bandsaw blades are products, and their value to you is measurable by the longevity of the blade. If the operator does not take special care of the blade, it can compromise the structural integrity of the blade. This will lead to the blade not operating to the full of its potential. 

The first tell-tell sign of your blade not operating the way it should is if it loses sharpness faster than anticipated. Designed to cut straight right out of the box, your blade’s inability to cut straight could be down to improper use of the blade. If you are sure that your blade should have lasted longer before breaking, then you are in the right place. 

Mastering Blade Tension

It’s a common misconception amongst new bandsaw blade users that the tension in the blades should be relatively less. However, this is not true. According to experts, a good amount of tension will increase the blade’s life and help get better results. Keeping tension in the blade high but measured will increase productivity.

A simple method to check and adjust the tension in your blade is to carefully place your thumb in the back edge(non-tooth) of the blade and try to push it vertically out of the guides. If the blade’s movement is any further than 1-2 mm, you need to increase the tension on your blade. 

Proper Break-In Process

A proper break-in process will prevent stripping of the teeth and ensure longer blade life. When starting to use a new blade, decrease your feed rate to half. Keeping the feed rate at half, cut a solid piece of mild steel while gradually increasing the feed rate to get to your desired feed rate. Feed rate is the speed at which you are operating the blade. 

The break-In process will gently sharpen the teeth and align them properly. This also minimises the chances of early breakage. 

The Use Of Coolants

The use of coolants during the initial cutting process helps to reduce heat and wash chips out of blade gullets. Using coolants is vital for extending blade life because while cooling the tooth edge, it also cools the entire cutting process. Without using coolants, heat will build up in the teeth and weld itself to the cutting material. 

Other Factors That Prolong or Shorten Blade Life

A proper feed rate ensures that the head of the saw is smooth when it drops onto the metal being cut.  

Tightly clamped materials are the set square to the cut and offer support to the cutting process. A moving clamping material could likely chip off the teeth. 

Guides support the bandsaw blade, and it should not be movable by hand. Guides should be as close to the cutting material as possible and firmly secure. 

Carbide Impregnated Bandsaw Blades For Sale

At the time of manufacturing, carbide impregnated bandsaw blades are infused with carbide particles producing razor-sharp teeth. These blades also feature an aggressive hook and set with rounded backs, and polished sides. Polished sides and rounded back design of the blade allows for quick feeding rate and sharper turns without building up excessive heat. 

Carbide Bandsaw Blades: Designed to Outperform The Rest

When you start cutting with a carbide bandsaw blade, you will notice the difference instantly. The proprietary grade of carbide is tougher and lasts longer. Our blades feature multi-chip tooth design and precision ground teeth, delivering a smooth finish on everything from carbon and alloy steels to tool steel. 

Our advanced manufacturing process produces blades that are ready to use right out of the box without the need for a lengthy break-in process. This means that our blades last longer and provides more cuts per blade so you can get the job done right the first time, every time.

At Sawblade.com.au, we manufacture blades that will prove to be the difference between barely meeting your goals and standing out from the rest of the pack. Our blades are more versatile and easier to run, making the step-up completely worth. 

Full Range of Carbide Impregnated Bandsaw Blades Available 

We take pride in delivering the best blades proven to give you unmatched performance. To ensure you find a blade according to your requirements, we provide a selection of blades with width ranging from 6mm to over 30mm. Also, find your preferred tooth density from our blades with varying TPI(teeth per inch) of up to 18tpi. 

Delivering All Across Australia

Based in Oakleigh, VIC, Sawblade.com.au generates a manufacturing turnaround time of only one day after receiving an order from the customer. Orders are shipped the next day with your blades safely packaged to reach you in top condition. Our estimated delivery time for orders within VIC is an astonishing 1 day.

We take 2 days for orders from NSW, ACT and SA and 3 days for TAS and QLD. Sawblade.com.au is one of the quickest, and most efficient bandsaw blade dealers, manufacturing and delivering blades all across Australia.

Get in touch with us and we will guide you through the process of selecting a carbide impregnated bandsaw blade suited to your requirements. 

Chrome Bar Cutting Bandsaw Blades For Sale

Due to the extreme hardness of the induction hardened chrome bars, cutting them requires specially manufactured chrome bar cutting bandsaw blades. To protect the polished chrome surface, using softer materials like aluminium, copper, or mild steel as clamping materials is recommended. All particles of hard chrome should be immediately removed from the cutting surface simultaneously to avoid scratching.

Bandsaw Blades Designed For Cutting Induction Hardened Chrome Bars 

While the bars are chrome plated for corrosion resistance, they are also heat-treated before being plated. This composition makes the bars extremely strong, and a chrome bar cutting bandsaw blade harder than the bar itself is required to cut through it. 

Bandsaw blades manufactured at Sawblade.com.au are designed for long life and straight cuts. Our blades produce minimal vibrations and noise when cutting through induction hardened chrome bars. All these features make these blades much more suited for cutting chrome bars compared to bi-metal bandsaw blades. 

Unlike bi-metal blades, bandsaw blades for cutting induction hardened chrome bars have higher wear resistance and heat resistance. The expertly designed tooth geometry makes the blades perfect for cutting difficult-to-machine metals and alloys. 

Delivering Full Range Of Blades All Across Australia

At Sawblade.com.au, we manufacture blades that are perfect for cutting High nickel alloys, Titanium, Aluminum, Inconel, Composites, and Steel. Our wide selection of widths and different teeth per inch ratio blades are guaranteed to satisfy your cutting requirements. 

Our blades range in width from 6mm to 30mm, induction heated chrome bar cutting blades are also available with TPI(teeth per inch) up to 18tpi. 

Based in Oakleigh, VIC, Sawblade.com.au generates a manufacturing turnaround time of only one day after receiving an order from the customer. Orders are shipped the next day with your blades safely packaged to reach you in top condition. Our estimated delivery time for orders within VIC is an astonishing 1 day.

We take 2 days for orders from NSW, ACT and SA and 3 days for TAS and QLD. Sawblade.com.au is one of the quickest, and most efficient bandsaw blade dealers, manufacturing and delivering blades all across Australia.

Get in touch with us, and we would be delighted to assist you in finding the best blade suited for your requirements.

 

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