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    LENOX® Cast MasterTM Band Saw Blade Delivers Exceptional Blade Life

    Sep 15, 2010

    EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass., — LENOX®, a leading manufacturer of premium power tool accessories, hand tools, torches, solder and band saw blades, announces the introduction of the LENOX Cast Master Band Saw Blade designed to deliver superior performance in hand-fed foundry applications. The new advanced design delivers exceptional blade life for cutting high volumes of aluminum and non-ferrous castings.

    The new LENOX Cast Master Band Saw Blade was designed to stand up to demanding cutting conditions and provide ease of use for the saw operator. The blade features a sub-micron grained carbide tip designed specifically for aluminum and non-ferrous metal. The tip is then given a precision grind for a highly polished rake face to prevent the buildup of material on the tooth edge.

    The Cast Master blade also features a unique tooth geometry that cuts freely with limited feed force. The blade is engineered with an optimized rake angle and narrow kerf to reduce the amount of feed pressure needed by the operator. Even at the high band speeds typically associated with hand-fed foundry applications, the blade cuts smoothly and doesn’t grab or pull the casting. The multi-chip tooth design reduces cutting forces and limits vibration, to eliminate unnecessary fatigue on the saw operator. The advanced, high alloy backing steel increases the blade’s fatigue life and minimizes dangerous band breaks.

    “Hand-fed foundry applications can be tough on the saw operator. Our goal was to produce a blade that delivered superior performance, but was also easy to use,” stated Matthew Lacroix, Sr. Product Manager, Band Saw Division, LENOX. “Our engineering team created a design that thrives in this challenging application. The carbide grade, tooth geometry, and grind on the cutting edge combine to deliver exceptional blade life, while reducing some of the physical demands on the operator.”

    Ideal for hand-fed aluminum and non-ferrous cast cutting applications, the LENOX Cast Master Band Saw Blade is available at distributors nationwide.