Do I Have the Right TPI and Tooth Pitch for My Cut?
The Right Blade for the Right Bandsaw Cut “You need that chunk of metal cut in half? No problem—I’ve got a bandsaw in the corner of my shop that’ll rip right through it.” Unfortunately, a one-size-fits-all approach to metal cutting isn’t usually the wisest plan. Different metalworking projects require different methods, whether it be shearing, […]
Understanding Material Yield in Metal Cutting
Yielding to More Efficient Metal Cutting In metal fabrication, the term “material yield” can mean a couple of different things. Regarding processes like metal bending, rolling, pressing, and forging, the concept of material yield strength is important to understand. Yield strength is the maximum amount of force that a material can endure before undergoing plastic […]
The Difference Between Manual, Semiautomatic, and Automatic Bandsaws
Picking the Right Bandsaw “I’m going to buy a horizontal bandsaw for my shop,” the new metalworker told his fabricator friend one evening at dinner. “What kind of a bandsaw?” the friend asked. “A metal-cutting saw, of course,” said the novice. “Yes, but there are many kinds. The first questions you need to ask are […]