The Lenox Tri-Tech CT carbide band saw blade has a vari-tooth design, a positive rake angle, and a set tooth style for straight cuts on difficult-to-cut materials such as nickel-based alloys, iron-based super alloys, titanium alloys, high-chrome alloys, stainless steel, mold steel, tool steel, and aluminum and other nonferrous materials. The vari-tooth design includes a positive rake angle for strength and durability at the cutting edge. The blade has a set style tooth pattern that reduces pinching and includes a wide clearance for plunge cutting. The teeth are made of carbide, which is harder than high-speed or cobalt steel for increased wear resistance and tool life. Its fatigue-resistant steel backing increases the blade's durability. The blade can make cuts in solid shapes, cylindrical tubes, and sheets. It has a variable pitch, which varies tooth size and gullet depth to reduce noise levels and vibrations, and to remove chips efficiently.
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.