The L.S. Starrett Co. has introduced a new line of carbide-tipped band saw blades, called Advanz, which offers a special tooth tip cylinder of high-quality, sub-micron grain carbide with a triple-chip grind, welded to a tough, ductile back. The new blades also feature carbide-to-back bonding and offer fatigue-, shock-, wear- and strip-resistance when cutting difficult-to-machine materials.
“Advanz carbide-tipped blades provide faster, smoother, cost-effective production cutting on a wide variety of difficult to machine materials,” said Greg Cook, Saw Division Director at Starrett.
Starrett Advanz Blades are available in “FS” and “TS” configurations: FS is designed for a range of difficult-to-cut materials, e.g., fiberglass, masonite, plastics, composites, aluminum castings and abrasive wood. TS features a special tooth profile for cutting very difficult to machine metals, including high-alloy steel, titanium, stainless steel, and Inconel.
The new carbide-tipped line includes a wide range of thicknesses from 3/4" x .035" to 3 1/8" x .063", in a complete range of positive rake pitches. Available lengths include 100', 150' coils, and welded-to-length on 2 5/8" x .063" and 3 1/8" x .063 blades.