Carbide Grit blades with a gulleted edge are still coated with carbide grains. However, the gulleted edge offers greater penetration and flexibility than the continuous edge. Additionally, bandsaws with smaller pulleys or wheels will experience longer blade life with gulleted edge bands.
Carbide Grit blades with a continuous edge are coated with thousands of carbide grains. The facets of the grains create an extreme number of cutting edges, guaranteeing an aggressive cut while still leaving a smooth surface finish.
Carbide steel has more high cutting speed and is 4- 7 times higher than high – speed steel. Carbide is much harder, so it has a longer tool life and faster cutting data than conventional high speed steel. HSS tools also cost less than Carbide tools and are often a good solution in high-mix, low-volume applications
When in its monocarbide form (chemical formula of WC), tungsten carbide rivals diamond for the hardest known material. Its impact resistance, toughness, and resistance to galling/abrasions/erosions are exceptional, lasting up to 100 times longer than steel in extreme conditions.
Carbide tipped saw blades cut almost everything from asbestos to Zirconium, including paper, plastics, rubber, steel, insulation, aluminum, and even food, as well as every kind of wood in the world and all the wood composites.