Quad 7 Saw Blades are for Demanding Production Operations
Simonds Saw’s Quad 7 carbide tipped band saw blades are for demanding production cutting operations such as steel service centers, foundries and aerospace sawing applications.
Simonds Saw’s Quad 7 carbide tipped band saw blades are for demanding production cutting operations such as steel service centers, foundries and aerospace sawing applications. The blades can be used for alloy; high chrome alloy; Inconel and other nickel-based alloys; titanium block and plate; stainless steels; and mold, tool and bearing steels.
The blades feature a positive rake angle four-tooth pattern that produces seven chips. According to the company, this provides high material penetration for cutting in production sawing alloy applications.
With the use of exotic alloys in production sawing, there is a need for more aggressive cutting solutions, the company says. The Quad 7 tooth pattern was developed to address this.
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