Timber Wolf H9580 - 168" x 1" x .035" x 4 TPI Pos Claw Bandsaw Blade
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 in 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 of 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.
Blade Selection: Selecting the right blade for the cutting task requires knowledge about blade characteristics and cutting priorities (i.e. speed, finish, etc.).
Tooth Set: Two common tooth sets for wood bandsaw blades are alternate and raker. Each type of tooth set removes material in a different manner, leaving cuts with different characteristics.
Tooth Type: The most common tooth types for wood blades are: