For every band saw machine there is a certain specified band dimension.
With horizontal machines the band width is specified by the manufacturer. Vertical band saw machines allow higher variations of the band width. However, the general rule is the wider the band saw blade the higher its stability.
If contours are to be sawn, the smallest radius to be sawn is the limiting factor for the band width. The graphics below should make the your choice easier.
WIKUS produces four main groups of cutting materials:
hardness: approx. 850 HV
tempering resistance: approx. 200oC
High performance high-speedsteel
hardness: approx. 1000 HV
tempering resistance approx. 600oC
hardness: approx. 1600 HV
tempering resistance approx. 800oC
hardness: approx. 9000HV
The machinability of the material to be cut determines the cutting material.
Select between constant and variable tooth pitch. Decisive for the right tooth pitch is the cross section of the band saw blade. The WIKUS range offers constant and variable tooth pitches, which are listed in the table below with upper limit and lower limit for the respective cross section.
In the WIKUS range, we have the various tooth forms already optimally paired with the respective cutting material and band dimensions:
raker tooth (S)
skip tooth (L)
for harder, more brittle materials and smaller cross-sections
hook tooth (K)
for long-chipping and ductile materials of greater dimensions
trapezoidal tooth (T)
for a high sawing performance, best surface finish and abrasive materials
The WIKUS range offers you the following types of tooth set adapted to the machining tasks: