In general, carbon steel blades are used to cut mild steels and other non-ferrous metals, plastics and wood. These blades are perfect for vertical band saw machines. Bimetal blades are usually used to cut all metals in tubing, profiles and small solids and are typically the best choice for manual / semi automatic machines and short blade lengths.
Ground tooth blades have high resilience particularly to heat, making them ideal for cutting large batches of metal such as steel, aluminium and copper. Carbide grit edge blades cut through almost any difficult or abrasive material, including titanium, fibreglass, compressed rubber and brick.
It’s also essential to ensure that you use the right blade pitch
with your bandsaw, as this will help you to make the most accurate and clean cuts.