November 10, 2009
The L.S. Starrett Co. has introduced a line of carbide-tipped band saw blades named Advanz™. The line offers a tooth tip cylinder of submicron-grain carbide with a triple-chip grind, welded to a ductile back. The blades also feature carbide-to-back bonding.
The blades are available in two configurations. FS is designed for difficult-to-cut materials, such as aluminum castings and composites. TS features a tooth profile designed for cutting such materials as high-alloy metals, titanium, stainless steel, and INCONEL® alloy.
Blade thicknesses are 3/4 by 0.035 in. to 3-1/8 by 0.063 in. in varying positive rake pitches.