View Full Version : Tooth Count

03-02-2001, 12:33 PM
I need to order bandsaw blades and I can never remember, the thicker the material being cut do you use a higher or lower tooth per inch blade??

I thought it was the thicker the material use a more aggressive cut, fewer teeth per inch. The thinner use more teeth per inch blades.

Don Cowles
03-02-2001, 01:13 PM
Thicker material can use fewer teeth per inch (TPI). The idea is to have a minimum of 1 1/2 teeth engaged in the material at all times. If you use a 4TPI blade to cut veneer, you will get a very ragged cut. On the other hand, if you try to use a 24TPI blade to resaw slabs of handle material, it will likely burn.

03-02-2001, 06:58 PM
Thanks Don,
That is one of those lifes details that seem to escape my portfolio of immediate recall!

03-02-2001, 10:10 PM
From the title of your post, I thought you were going to have a good Arkansas joke:)

03-02-2001, 10:29 PM
HEY!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: Some of us still have a few.

03-03-2001, 11:36 PM
I cant believe someone didn't jump on this one.:lol:
The way I look at it the fewer teeth we have,the more we have to cut our food,the more knives we need,the more customers we will get.
;) :evil: :D

03-04-2001, 06:11 PM
This is for Bob!

Did you know that the toothbrush was invented in Arkansas?
Had is been invented anywhere else it would have been called a teeth brush!!!!!