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    LENOX CLASSIC® BI-METAL BAND SAW BLADES

    LENOX CLASSIC® BI-METAL BAND SAW BLADES

    The Ultimate Multi-Purpose Blade

    DESIGNED FOR LONG LIFE IN GENERAL PURPOSE CUTTING APPLICATIONS
    Patented TUFF TOOTH™ design reduces tooth strippage

    M-42 high speed steel edge for excellent heat and wear resistance

    Specifications

    TOOTH FORM
    WIDTH x THICKNESS
    TUFF TOOTH
    TPI
    VARI-TOOTH®
    TPI
    WAVY
    TPI
    HOOK
    TPI
    IN MM 4/6 6/8 5/8 6/10 8/12 10/14 14 18 3
    3/4 x .035 19 x 0.90
    1 x .035 27 x 0.90    
    1-1/4 x .042 34 x 1.07        
     
    • Aluminum/Non-Ferrous
    • Alloy Steels
    • Carbon Steels
    • Stainless Steels
    • Structural Steels
    • Tool Steels

    Getting Long Life from a New Band Saw Blade

    What is Blade Break-In?

    A new band saw blade has razor sharp tooth tips as a result of the forming of the teeth. In order to withstand the cutting pressures used in band sawing, the tooth tip should be honed to form a micro-fine radius. Cutting with high pressure without performing this honing will cause microscopic damage to the tips of the teeth, resulting in loss of blade life.

    Why Break-In a Band Saw Blade?

    Completing a proper break-in on a new band saw blade will dramatically increase its blade life.

    How To Break in a Blade

      1. Use the appropriate band speed for the material to be cut (see bi-metal speed chart on pages 19 and 20.)

      2. Reduce the feed rate/force control on the saw to achieve a cutting rate approximately 20% to 50% of the normal cutting rate. Mild steels require a larger reduction in cutting rate than more difficult to machine materials.

      3. Begin the first cut at the reduced rate (A), making sure that the teeth are forming a chip. Once the blade fully enters the workpiece, the feed rate can be slightly increased (B)

      4. Make gradual increases in feed rate/force over several cuts until the normal cutting rate is established (cutting a total of 60 to 118 inches2 / 150 to 300 cm2) (C).

    Note: During break-in, slight adjustments to band speed may be made in the event of excessive noise or vibration. Once the blade is broken in, the recommended band speed should be used.

    Note: Carbide and ARMOR® products may require special break-in procedures. Please contact LENOX® Technical Support for assistance.

    WARRANTY

    LENOX warrants to the original owner that its products are free from defects in material and workmanship for the following periods from the date of the original purchase: Hand Tools are warranted for the anticipated life of the tool; torches and torch accessories are warranted for three years. Please provide proof of date of purchase when making claim. All other products are covered under our manufacturer’s warranty which guarantees the products to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of 90 days. This warranty does not apply to product that has been damaged as a result of improper maintenance, accident or other misuse, or which fails to operate due to normal wear and tear. This warranty is void if the product is repaired or modified in any way by anyone other than LENOX. LENOX makes no other warranties, express or implied, concerning the product or the merchantability or fitness thereof for any purpose. In no event shall LENOX be liable for incidental or consequential damages.


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