You have probably seen the “amazing” band saw blade demonstration at a woodworking show: a band saw equipped with a narrow 3/8" wide blade cuts paper-thin veneers!
Most “hobby” blades are stamped from pretempered spring steel that is at its final hardness, so the blade must be relatively thin. That makes it more likely to wander in the cut unless the tension is outrageously high (eventually leading to upper wheel axle failure). Olson All-Pro blades are milled from a ribbon of special high-alloy tool steel instead of simply punched. The individual teeth are set and induction hardened to Rc 64-65 so they start sharp and stay sharp longer. The tooth-hardening process leaves the back with the needed flexibility (Rc 45) to avoid early fatigue breakage, and the stiffness to maintain a straight cut in thick material. Milling the teeth allows for thicker blades (.025" on blades 1/2" and narrower; .032" on blades wider than 1/2"), for increased stability under load and reduced tendency to wobble in the cut. For best results, please make sure your saw is tuned up first, or you won't be able to tell how good a blade this really is!
Made in USA.
|Product Group||Bits Blades & Abrasives|
|Sub-Category||Band Saw Blades|
|MATERIAL TO CUT d||Wood|
|MATERIAL TO CUT||No|
|FOR USE WITH||No|
|TEETH PER INCH||4|
|FITS||Fits 12" Delta 28-190 and 12" Jet|
|MIN CURVE RADIUS||1-1/2"|