To find the perfect bandsaw blade, Sharp Tool has a machine manufacturer and model drop down filter on the left hand side of the page. Here you can also filter by length, pitch, thickness/gage, width, and price.
Sharp Tool has a wide range of bandsaw blades that are in stock ready to ship. We have bands to fit all bandsaws and sawmills. If you don't see your machine or size listed, please let us know and we can add it. We can custom weld blades so any size is possible.
To help pick you blades, please consider these dimensions
Overall length - This dimension is always related to your machine. Most machines will have adjustments so you can use a blade slightly smaller or larger without adverse effects.
Blade width - We offer blade beams from .125"-2" thick. The larger this dimension, the straighter it will cut. For bandsaw use, we suggest having a few different widths on hand to support intricate cuts with narrow bands to wide bands for resawing.
Thickness or Gage - Thicker gages will give your bandsaws more strength. However, the size of the bandsaw wheel should be directly considered when picking a thickness. The smaller your machine, the thinner gage you need. If your gage is too thick, it could case the blade to crack. A thicker gage will yield more strength, perfect for larger bandsaws and sawmills.
Pitch - Can be measured by the distance between teeth, such as 3/4" or this can be measured by the amount of teeth per inch, 3/4"=1.3 TPI. Try to have at least 4 teeth engaged in the cutting zone but ideally try for 8 teeth cutting at a time. Example: a 1TPI blade's minimum cut length is suggested at 4" but this blade would perform better in an 8" cut. A 14T blade has 14 teeth per inch, so with 4 teeth engaged, You could cut down to a 1/4" but the blade will perform its best in 1/2" cuts. A blade with the teeth closer together will cut slower than a blade with larger gapped teeth. A helpful formula for converting between TPI and distance between teeth is (Distance between teeth)=1/(TPI).
We hope this information helps you pick the perfect blades for your needs. For bandsaw use, try picking up a few different styles. For our customers doing resaw work and sawmilling, we sell our Sharp Tool and Decker Duster brand bandsaw blades in an economical 6 pack. The Sharp Tool and Decker Duster blades excel in both hard and soft woods. If you want to talk with someone about your application, feel free to contact us.