Paper And Fabric Grades
The standard band saw is satisfactory where close tolerances or smooth edges are not important. It is most effective in sawing blanks from plate stock.
Saw blades should have between 4 and 7 teeth per inch with some set, the number of teeth depending on the thickness of the material being sawed. For heavy material, 3” thick and over, a blade with three teeth per inch is recommended. Operating speeds should be approximately 3000 feet per minute and blades should be tempered to permit frequent sharpening.
Width of the blade will vary depending on the radius to be cut. For circular cuts the widths should be narrow, but for straight cuts the blade may be up to 1” in width.
Glass Base Grades
For best results carbide tipped blades should be used. Work should be fed lightly and the blade should be kept sharp. sawing can be done dry with a good exhaust system.
These suggestions reflect our experience and the experience of our customers. This is not a users manual or fabrication guide. Further, results differ based on many factors, including quality, composition and suitability of raw materials, tools and fabrication processes, and the skill of fabricators. Atlas Fibre Company does not guarantee or warrantee fabrication results on any of our materials.