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The Ultimate Bandsaw Blade TPI Guide
  • Bandsaw Blade TPI Guide

The ultimate bandsaw blade TPI guide is the perfect tool for those that are new to bandsaw blades. There have been many a hobbyist who are interested in getting into woodworking and are recommended a bandsaw. But, they’re stopped in their tracks because they don’t know how to choose the correct TPI (teeth per inch).

Without the correct TPI there’s many issues that can occur. The blade could break and you can experience inconsistent and unsuccessful cuts. Purchasing the correct number of teeth is one of the most important things to get the desired finish and feed rate.

The higher TPI the smoother the cut but can be slower, fewer TPI can cut faster but coarser. For thin materials such as plastic, plywood and aluminium opt for a fine tooth blade (18-32 TPI), for thicker metals 6 TPI, thicker woods 2-3 TPI and for general purpose cutting it’s safe to go for about 6 TPI. It’s important to note when deciding on the right TPI that at least three teeth must be in your work piece.

Bandsaw Blade TPI Guide

TPI

Minimum Material Thickness

32

3/32”

24

1/8”

18

5/32”

14

1/4”

10

5/16”

8

3/8”

6

1/2”

4

3/4”

3

1”

2

1-1/2”

 

And, here at SawBlade our blade prices stay the same regardless of the TPI.

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2. Great job, now select the Width (mm)

3. Select the Length (mm) (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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