Timber Wolf® Band Mill Blades are high performance bands that, in the hands of a knowledgeable woodworker, will cut blade consumption by over 50%. The exclusive use of low tensioned, high ductile Swedish silicon steel, unique geometric gullet designs and sets, unique manufacturing processes and quality control that is unsurpassed in the business has resulted in the production of the finest band saw blades in the world.
Silicon steel is the highest quality carbon based steel available, being hardened to a much higher degree than high carbon steel, as well as being highly conductive, which relates to the speed at which it can dissipate heat away from the teeth. The direct result of a harder tooth and faster heat dissipation is longer run times and a cooler blade in the cut.
Timber Wolf® mills the teeth of all their blades, as opposed to stamping them out. This process produces a blade that is at least 50% sharper out of the box. Timber Wolf® also uses induction hardening, which results in a blade that will conform to a band wheel using 30% less tension.
High Performance (HP) and Raker (RK) blades are specifically designed for detail work in 1" and smaller kiln dried wood when a very clean finish is required. They are also effective in plywood and other woods where tear-out is a concern as well as the cutting of soft metals.
Positive Claw (PC) blades are everything a wood cutting blade was meant to be. They have over 60% of the speed capabilities of a hook style blade with "hook" style gullet geometry and fast chip removal, while giving you the great finish of a skip.
AS-S blades are only .025" thick with a total overall set is only .048 thousandths of an inch. These bands were specifically designed for straight-line resawing in very expensive, thick woods. These blades utilize the thinnest kerf possible and provide a super finish when speed is not a concern.