What determines the choice between Flex-back carbon and Hard-back carbon blades?

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Blog entry by MJliz posted 10-01-2012 09:04 PM 4640 reads 1 time favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With the great number of businesses competing for the loyalty of consumers, it is more important than ever that companies do all they can to meet customers’ needs and inquiries. Whether you are a business owner or supervisor in an operations area or deal directly with customers, it is important to know the company’s product line for you to provide excellent customer service.

There are three (3) types of Band Saw Blades GENERALLY on the market. Carbon; Bi-Metal and; Carbide. There are sub – ”species “ of blades that can be classified as IC, HP and even those generic “Pallet Busters” to name just a couple more. This topic today, is more about the backing that is applied, attached or welded onto all company’s Carbon Blades.

Flex Back Carbon Steel Blades – are made from carbon steel with a flexible back that is suitable for absorbing contour cutting stresses. Their teeth are heat treated to retain their sharp edge. Flex back blades have an excellent fatigue factor to give long saw blade life on band saws running at high speed. These are low cost alternative is used for light section low alloy steels, softwoods, nonferrous metals and plastics.

Hard Back Carbon Blades- is better than the Flex back Carbon, with the saw teeth and back of the blade heat-treated. These features make the saw blade cut straighter and faster because it has a higher tensile strength. It also allows the operator to run the saw blade to a higher cutting rates and increased feed rates. This blade is a low cost alternative band saw blades on easy to cut material such as non ferrous metal, hardwoods, mild steels, copper, cast iron, brass, lead, bronze, zinc and cork.

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