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itsmic

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1619 days ago

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Hi All I am going to cut some 1/16 ” plate brass (C260) to make some home made corner supports for my Display Case project. I bought a 24 TPI blade, did not see any with a higher tooth count. From what I have learned so far, I should use a blade with at least two teeth within the thickness of what I am cutting, so I should have a 32 TPI blade, don’t know for sure, any in put is appreciated. It’s Mic

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#1 posted 1619 days ago

You raised my curiosity. In a brief search I found one site selling Morse blades with 32TPI. Here is the web site if your are interested. http://bandsawblade.com/mkmcarbon.htm

There did not appear to be many with that tooth count available.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#2 posted 1619 days ago

I don’t know that a tooth count higher than 24 TPI is going to make much of a difference cutting material that thin. I’ve cut 1/8” aluminum and steel on pretty low TPI blades without any trouble, the edges need some smoothing but I’d expect that coming off a bandsaw regardless. I think you’d be fine with 24 TPI. It definitely can’t hurt to try.

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#3 posted 1619 days ago

I would say, put the blade on, don some saftey glasses, and see how it works. Keep you fingers out of the way and be caucious and I think you will be fine.

-- Scott, South Carolina

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#4 posted 1619 days ago

Are they metal cutting blades or wood blades. I’ve got some metal hacksaw blades that have wavy teeth pattern. Some of the stock is 1/16” blade so I know it has fine teeth. You can’t have course teeth if the blade is only 1/16” thick

You should also be able to use a scroll saw with a fine blade. Like a jeweler’s saw blade.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#5 posted 1545 days ago

If you set the brass stock on a thin flat board when band sawing you should not have any problems – just be shure to wear your safety glasses !!!!

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#6 posted 1539 days ago

Hi all Been some time since I have stopped by, I did get the band saw blade on, and cut the brass corners I wanted, the 24 tpi blade worked very well, perfect cut with very clean edge, just used a fine file to round the edge some. One thing I learned was, make sure what kind of blade you get, a left hand or right hand, they sent me one that was opposite my saw, I had to put it on backwards, fortunately, the band saw I have made it possible to do that, the guides had just enough room to move to the other side of the blade, not something I want to do as a standard, that is for sure, next blade I get, I will make sure to distinguish left or right. (not sure of the nomenclature for the distinction) when I bought it, I really did not even think of that angel. thanks for the replies and sharing information it’s Mic

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#7 posted 1539 days ago

I think you just need to turn the blade inside out. It just looks like the nteeth are on the wrong side.

Just twist the blade and make what is not outside, the inside.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#8 posted 1531 days ago

Thanks Karson I can’t believe myself sometimes, you know I am a college grad, as if that has anything to do with it, dah, I see now how simple that is, thanks for letting me know. keep working and sharing It’s Mic

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#9 posted 1531 days ago

A guy once tried to sell me a left handed bannana peeler.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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