Types Of Circular Saw Blades

Hey there, fellow cutting enthusiasts! Today, we’re not just admiring circular saw blades; we’re diving into the nitty-gritty of how to choose the right one for your cutting escapades. Grab a snack and let’s chat about the intricacies of High-Speed Steel (HSS), Cobalt, Tungsten Carbide-Tipped (TCT), and Diamond circular saw blades, while unraveling the secrets to selecting the perfect blade for your project.

  1. High-Speed Steel (HSS) Circular Saw Blades

Starting with the superheroes of cutting – BST Group’s HSS cold saw blades. Made from super high speed steel with a high tungsten and molybdenum content, these blades come in various diameters, tooth styles and tooth pitches to cater to diverse customer needs. Imagine easily cutting through non-ferrous metals like aluminum, mild steel, copper, brass or even plastics.

In metal fabrication, HSS circular saw blades are commonly used for precision cutting of steel pipes, bars and sheets due to their capacity to withstand the demands of high-speed cutting without compromising on durability. 

  1. Cobalt in HSS Coldsaw Blades

These HSS coldsaw blades contain all the alloy elements already present in the standard HSS. It also contains an additional 5% cobalt, reinforcing the structural integrity of the blade beyond standard High-Speed Steel DM05 material. The extra cobalt ensures stability which prevents critical grain enlargement. This then allows the blade to maintain extreme hardness during working temperatures.

It is long lasting as it can easily be resharpened. These European-made blades are suitable for cutting stainless steel, cast iron, high tensile tubes, high temperature metals and very hard metals. It’s a perfect fusion of quality and performance.

Aerospace manufacturing often involves intricate cutting of high-strength alloys, and cobalt circular saw blades prove instrumental in achieving precise cuts while withstanding the challenges posed by tough materials. 

  1. Tungsten Carbide-Tipped (TCT) Circular Saw Blades

Now, let’s talk TCT – the marathon runners of circular saw blades. BST Group’s TCT blades offer a comprehensive range of cutting solutions. Known for prolonged sharpness, these blades are not only efficient but also can be resharpened. It can cut through non ferrous metals, brass, cobalt, copper, lead steel and tin.

Its advantages include minimal burr production, spark reduction, less discolouration, and no dust. The replaceable tungsten carbide tip ensures durability and ease of maintenance, making BST Group’s TCT blades a cutting-edge choice. 

In the woodworking industry, TCT circular saw blades are employed for efficient and clean cuts in hardwoods, plywood, and MDF, with resharpening ensuring the longevity of the blade and minimising downtime.

  1. Diamond Cutting Blades

Diamond cutting blades from BST Group redefine precision across various materials. The clean and precise cutting method, devoid of ripping or tearing, sets diamond blades apart. BST Group’s diamond cutting blades create immaculate cuts, leaving no jagged edges.

In the construction industry, diamond circular saw blades are indispensable for cutting through reinforced concrete structures, including stone, asphalt, bricks, coal balls, glass, and ceramics. Additionally it can cut semiconductor materials in the semiconductor industry, and gemstones like diamonds in the gemstone industry. 

  1. How to Choose the Right Circular Saw Blade:

Now, let’s talk strategy. How do you choose the perfect circular saw blade? Consider the material you’re cutting, the size of the blade, tooth configuration, tooth grind, tooth material, blade coating, and speed ratings. It’s about understanding your project, your saw, and matching it with the right blade characteristics. It’s not rocket science, but a little know-how goes a long way in ensuring your cutting adventures are a success. Our friendly sales team at BST Group can help you out – just give us a call at 1800 677 344 from Monday to Friday, 7am – 5pm.  

In the world of circular saw blades, precision meets innovation with BST Group’s offerings. From the efficiency of HSS blades to the structural integrity of cobalt-infused ones, the longevity of TCT blades, and the precision of diamond cutting blades, BST Group stands as a beacon of quality and technical excellence. Armed with these insights, your next trip to the blade aisle will be a breeze. Happy cutting, my friends!