The Lenox Classic Tuff Tooth bimetal band saw blade has a special design to reduce tooth strippage, a positive rake angle, and a wavy tooth set for thin cuts on carbon steel, alloy steel, tool steel, structural steel, stainless steel, and aluminum and other nonferrous metals. The tuff tooth design keeps the blade from stripping the workpiece during cuts. The teeth are made of M-42 high-speed steel for heat and wear resistance. The blade can make cuts in cylindrical solids, rectangular tubes, and structural shapes. The blade has a wavy tooth set, which has groups of teeth set to each side of the blade, allowing thin cuts by helping to prevent stripping. It has a constant pitch, where all teeth have uniform spacing and gullet depth for general-purpose cutting.
Band saw blades are long, continuous bands of metal that loop around the wheels of band saws and can make straight or curved cuts in metal, wood, stone, plastic, and other materials. When purchasing band saw blades, consider the application, as this will affect the tooth rake, tooth set, pitch, and size of the blade. Band saw blades are available with a positive rake angle or a straight (also called zero) rake angle, and with a raker, wavy, or alternate tooth set. Pitch (the number of teeth per inch or per 25.4 mm) affects the type of finish and may be constant or variable. Band saw blades are available in different lengths and widths to fit the requirements of specific band saws.
Lenox manufactures hand tools, band saw blades, and power tool accessories. The company, founded in 1915, is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.