Simonds Saw, a manufacturer of band saw blades and files, introduced CWT carbide-tipped band saw blades for demanding operations, including foundries removing aluminum gates and risers.  Other recommended applications include steel service centers, aerospace sawing applications. CWT blades are effective for cutting aluminum block, Inconel, and nickel-based alloys.

Similar to a “California Wing Tip” tooth formation used in circular saw blades, CWT blades have been engineered in a three-tooth set pattern with positive rake geometry. This provides aggressive, faster cutting action and penetration, for increased performance in production sawing applications.

“Our CWT blades have been producing outstanding results, significantly out-cutting blades used in foundry and aerospace applications,” according to Dale Petts, Simonds Saw’s global product manager.

Simonds CWT carbide-tipped blades are available in five widths — 1-1/4x0.042 in.; 1-1/2x0.050 in.; 2x0.062 in.; 2-5/8x0.062 in.; and 3-1/8x0.062 in. — and are shipped in 150-ft. coils.

Variable tooth pitch (TPI) options include 2-3, 1.9-2.1, 1.4-1.8 and .9-1.1 teeth per inch. Blades are furnished with plastic capping to protect teeth against damage during transit and in handling.

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