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Bandsaw Blade to Cut Tungsten Steel

Let’s Take a Look at Bandsaw Blade to Cut Tungsten Steel

If you are unfamiliar with sawblade.com.au, you wouldn’t be aware of how versatile our bandsaw blades are. In our blog posts, we have been exploring all the different materials our blades can cut, and today we are exploring how bandsaw blade and tungsten steel.

What is Tungsten?

Tungsten, in its raw form, is a rare metal that is often brittle and hard to work with. It is also strong, at least 10 times hard than 18K Gold and 5 times hard than tool steel. 

Tungsten Steel

Tungsten steel is any material that has tungsten in it as part of its alloy element. While it may not seem like a commonly used steel because it doesn’t change shape when youcut it, it is excellent at:

  • Can take extreme heat;
  • Handles wear and tear; and
  • It isn’t as likely to corrode.

Due to these elements, it is generally used for micro drill bits, high durability shelf-sharpening blades and interestingly rocket engine nozzles.

What Bandsaw Blade to Cut Tungsten Steel?

The type of bandsaw blade to cut tungsten steel depends on the thickness of the material.

For thicker steel, you are going to need to use a harder, stronger blade. For measurements between 3-4 inches, the best option is the Bi-Metal M51. This blade has a high thermal and mechanical wear resistance, and its tooth form makes it suitable for cutting thick, solid higher-grade alloy materials.

Anything above 4 inches is better suited to a high-speed steel Coldsaw blades which have carbide grit teeth that are very strong and heat resistant and perfect for cutting abrasive materials such as tungsten steel.

Buy Your Bandsaw Blade Online

Looking for the right blade to cut tungsten steel? Explore our website and discover all our options for cutting a variety of steel. Our blades are custom made to fit your machine at quality better than you can buy elsewhere. We sell between 1000-3000 a day across Australia directly from our factory. 

Enjoy discovering just why our range of bandsaw blades are so popular.

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2. Great job, now select the Width

3. Select the Length (Round up to the Closest Increment)(Round up to the Closest Increment)

3. Now Enter the Exact Length in (mm) (Made to your Order)

Length is not correct, changed to maximum allow length.

4. Select the TPI (Teeth Per Inch)

The number of teeth per inch (TPI) defines the pitch of the blade and can vary from 1 to 32 tpi.

On some blades there are different pitches on the same blade. You must select the correct tpi for the thickness of material you are cutting. If the corrrect tpi is not chosen the blade life will be dramatically shortened.

The general rule of thumb is: For wood and soft materials aim ffor 3-6 teeth in the work piece.

The number of teeth per inch (TPI) defines the pitch of the blade.

On some blades there are different pitches on the same blade. You must select the correct tpi for the thickness of material you are cutting. If the corrrect tpi is not chosen the blade life will be dramatically shortened.

Please use the following guide to select the correct tooth selection.









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