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What Is An Alfa Bi-Metal Bandsaw Blade?
  • Bi-Alfa Cobalt Master Supreme 2

If you’ve been wondering what an Alfa Bi-Metal bandsaw blade is, this is for you. You may have heard the terms ‘Cobalt M42’, or ‘Bi-Alfa bandsaw blade’, or even the most popular ‘Bi-Metal M42’. These are in fact, all the same blade.

It’s a good idea to take note of this list of terms because terminology changes from brand to brand. But, what is M42? And why is it part of the blade name? M42 is actually the material these blades are made from.

The material M42 is generally known as HSS M42. HSS stands for ‘high speed steel’. M42 is made from spring steel (it can also often be made with cobalt steel), an alloy backing and chromium. The blade is made by layering these materials, this helps the blade to withstand cutting strong materials. 

At SawBlade.com.au we stock the Excision Alfa Bi-Metal Bandsaw Blade. This blade can cut through thick materials such as stainless steel, tempered steel, etc. The structure of the teeth combined with the high cobalt content create high heat resistance and toughness which reduces wear and tear. The chromium backing means the blade can withstand a high amount of flexing stress, tension and blade guide pressure. 

And, if you’re looking for something stronger, we offer the Bi-Alfa Cobalt M51. This is an extreme level up from the Alfa Bi-Metal. With a high shock resistance and higher cutting rate, this is a great choice for difficult materials.

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Bi-metal M42General Purpose Blade Bi-alfa Cobalt Extreme M51Solid, Thick-walled Tubes and all higher-grade alloys Bi-alfa ProfileSpecific to Metal Profile Cutting Bi-alfa WS ALUProvides outstanding performance on vibration susceptible cuts Bi-alfa Cobalt Master SupremePrecise perpendicular cuts with excellent surface finish Bi-alfa RPIdeal for hard materials, improving chip flow and blade life HM-Titan Alu TCTNon-ferrous metals and Best for plates and slabs HM-Titan BO TCTHardened and Tempered or induction hardened materials HM-Titan MU TCTDeveloped to cut a variety of different materials Carbon FlexbackWood / Plastic /Alumunium / Thin-Walled Tubes & Squares Carbon Thin GuageWood ( For Curves ) / Thin Plastic / Thin Aluminium Carbon RipperRipping Wood - Standard Quality - Cost effective Bi-metal RipperRipping Wood - Best Quality - Longer Lasting Meat & FishMeat / Bone / Fish / Carcass Splitting General Purpose Band knifeFoam / Food Slicing / Packaging Carbide GritCarbon fiber reinforced plastic (CRP) / Concrete / Glass / Industrial ceramics / Silicon materials / Cast iron/ Graphite/ Wire reinforced rubber Diamond Grit - ContinuousCarbon fiber reinforced plastic (CRP) / Concrete / Glass / Industrial ceramics / Silicon materials Diamond Grit - GulletedCarbon fiber reinforced plastic (CRP) / Concrete / Glass / Industrial ceramics / Silicon materials TCT for TimberSuper Hard Wood / Timber / Exotic Material Butcher Hand Saw BladesFish / Frozen fish or meat / Meat & Bone / Poultry Hacksaw BladesCorrosion-resistant / Light-weight

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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