Solid carbide saw blades are used for cutting a wide range of materials, including stainless steel, gray cast iron, aluminum, copper, copper alloy, zinc alloy, inconel, titanium, plastic and composites including GRP (glass fiber reinforced plastic) and CRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic). Solid carbide saw blades are made from a single piece of high-grade carbide. Solid carbide saw blades are known for their high cutting accuracy, long tool life, mirror finish and high resistance to wear and deformation. They are commonly used for precision cutting applications. Our carbide saw blades typically run 10, 50 and even up to 100 times longer than High Speed Steel and can be run at higher R.P.M.’s and feed rates. Contact us to design a carbide saw blade for your specific applications.
The teeth are typically designed with a specific geometry, including the tooth shape, hook angle, and tooth count, to optimize the cutting performance for a particular material.
Solid carbide jeweler and slitting saws are designed for slotting and grooving thin material in which minimum tooth engagement is desired. Applications include making slits for collets, cutting wire, tubing, sheeting, and extrusions.
Characteristics of Solid Carbide Saw Blades
- Increase machine productivity, Increase tool life, Increase end product quality
- Maintain their cutting performance even at high cutting speeds and temperatures
- Mirror finish aids in chip removal by preventing chips from adhering to the blade
- Made thin so you can get more pieces per bar
- Large number of teeth will give you great metal removal rates and tool life
- Flood coolant is always the best option for optimal performance
- Feed per tooth recommendations are generally .0002″ – .0013″ per tooth
- If the blade is PVD coated and or staggered tooth, feed per tooth may be increased
- PVD coating available are TiN, TiALN, TiCN, S=TiALN
- If material is tough or hard, the blade is very thin, and or a deep cutting depth is required then the feed must be reduced
- If the machine spindle torque is low or rigid, the feed rate must be reduced
- In general, it is best not to have a single depth of cut more than 2 times the saw thickness
- If total depth of cut is more than 6 times the saw thickness it is best to use staggered tooth
- We can quote customs and even stock them for you.
Contact us for recommended cutting speeds for solid carbide saw blades.