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Forum topic by ohtimberwolf posted 01-28-2014 01:10 PM 966 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-28-2014 01:10 PM

Topic tags/keywords: 1014 tpi

What does this mean in a blade description? It has to do with the teeth per inch but past that I don’t know.

10/14tpi VR

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#1 posted 01-28-2014 02:20 PM

I believe it breaks down like this:

10/14 tpi = variable tooth size and spacing, ranging from 10 – 14 teeth per inch
VR = variable raker, which is some sort of an optimized a tooth set pattern

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#2 posted 01-28-2014 02:53 PM

Strange, not sure what the reason for that would be especially for doing resaw.

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#3 posted 01-28-2014 08:33 PM

even a wood blade under the right circumstances like the cross grain pattern matching the tooth spacing can set up a harmonic that will leave an extremely rough finish or throw off tracking.

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#4 posted 01-28-2014 08:50 PM

less vibration from blade harmonics. less vibration=fewer and shallower chatter lines in your cut.

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#5 posted 01-28-2014 09:33 PM

The only place I’ve seen 10/14 TPI blades is on metal cutting blades. I believe the designation should be VP, not VR.

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#6 posted 01-28-2014 09:40 PM

Saw 10/14tpi VR, on box of band saw coil that cost over $1,000 do not know if metal or wood cutting blades.

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