Silicon Steel Tooth Styles

Vertical Woodworking Band Saws 1/8 to 1 inch wide

PC (Positive Claw):

The PC tooth design combines the feed speed capacities of a hook tooth, while at the same time giving you the great finish of a skip tooth. The depth and roundness of the gullet increases sawdust removal and cutting speed while the sharpness of the milled teeth help to reduce horsepower consumption. Couple all this with our unique 6.5° rake angle and special 5 tooth set pattern and you have a blade that glides through the wood producing an excellent finish and great overall life. These blades are available in widths from 3/16″ through 1″ with the following teeth per inch; 2, 3, 4 and 6. These blades are mainly used in kiln dry wood.

VPC (Variable Positive Claw):

The VPC is designed for straight-line resawing and ripping in kiln and air dry dimensional lumber from 3″ to 12″ wide. The 2/3 variable pitch tooth design reduces resonance throughout the blade by incorporating a series of smaller and larger teeth within every inch. It also produces a very smooth finish almost polishing the wood as it cuts.  Now available in 1/2″, 3/4″ and 1″ wide.

AS (Alternate Set):

The AS blades are designed to cut green wood and are only available in 3/8″ x 3tpi, 1/2″ x 3 tpi and 1/2″ x 2 tpi. These blades are unique in their body thickness, set and rake angle. They are .032 thick, have a full alternate set, a unique rake angle of 6.5° and incorporate the unique geometry of our PC tooth design. These blades are primarily used by wood-turners and wood-carvers when roughing out blanks from burls and logs. The 3AS is designed to cut material from 3″ to 10″, the 2AS in material from 6″ to 12″. These blades are designed to run on 14″ and larger saws as well as dedicated Timber Frame saws (Mafell, Falberg, Dario, etc.)

TPC (Thin Positive Claw):

This TPC blade, previously known as the AS-S, is only available in 3/4″ x 3 tpi. Its uniqueness lies in the fact that it is only .025 thick with a wide body. This blade also utilizes the unique geometry of our PC tooth. The total overall kerf is .048. This blade is specifically designed for straight-line resawing of kiln dry wood up to 10″ wide.

RK (Raker) & HP (High Performance):

Both blades have a very thin kerf and 0° rake angle and are specifically designed for detail work in 1″ and smaller kiln dry wood when a very clean finish is required. They are also very effective in plywood, particleboard, and other similar products where tear-out is a concern. These blades can also be used to cut soft metals. The RK blades are available in widths from 3/16″ through 1″ with 8, 10, and 14 teeth per inch. The HP blade is available in 1/8″ x 14 teeth per inch only.