Bandsaw Blade Nomenclature

When referring to cut to length and welded blades, please use the following terminology:

Blade description has 4 parts: size, tooth count, tooth type, and length.
The 4 parts of the description are spaced with "-" marks

Typical Blade Sizes:

Expressed in fractional inches

  • 1/4
  • 3/8
  • 1/2
  • 5/8
  • 3/4
  • 1

Blade Tooth Count:

Number of teeth per inch or other blade style

  • 3
  • 4
  • 8
  • 10
  • NT No Teeth

Tooth Type:

Refers to the style and material of the cutting edge

  • CN CarboN Steel
  • CD CarbiDe Tipped Tooth
  • GE Grit Edge Carbide
  • KS Knife Edge Scallop
  • KR Knife Edge Razor

Length:

Expressed in inches and decimal inches

  • 145 - 12’ 1”
  • 236.5 - 19’8-1/2”

Sample Blade Descriptions:

  • 1/2-3-CN-145 or Standard Model 214 Blade
  • 3/8-NT-GE-204 or 3/8 Grit Edge Carbide for Model 103
  • 5/8-NT-KS-182 or Scallop Edge "breadknife" for Model 230

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