Top 10 Best Bimetal Bandsaw Blade Recommendeds for Cutting Mild Steel Or Stainless Steels
for February 2024

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A bandsaw is a saw that uses a blade that oscillates back and forth to cut metal. A bandsaw blade is a thin metal blade that slices through metal. Bandsaw blades are easy to make, but it's important to choose the right blade for the job. You'll also need a bandsaw, which you can buy at hardware stores, or build your own.

In the MOOZ Themes Reviews Lab, our bandsaw blades have been put through rigorous testing to evaluate cutting performance, blade life, blade life after sharpening, blade life and cutting speed. Our testers cut a variety of metals, including mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum, with different types of bandsaw blades. Our top picks for the best bandsaw blades are:

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Supercut 64 1/2-inch X 1/2-inch X .025-inch x 10-14 Vari TPI Premium M2 Bimetal Bandsaw Blade (USA Made) for Cutting Mild Steel, Stainless Steel, and General Purpose Materials

Supercut Bandsaw Supercut 64 1/2-inch X 1/2-inch X .025-inch x 10-14 Vari Premium TPI M2 Bimetal Bandsaw Blade (USA Made) for Cutting Mild Steel

by SuperCut Bandsaw Co., Inc.

VERSATILE - Use for cutting mild steel, stainless steel, wood, and non-ferrous metals (copper, brass, aluminum).

The Supercut 64 1/2-inch X 1/2-inch X .025-inch x 10-14 Vari TPI Premium M2 Bimetal Bandsaw Blade (USA Made) for Cutting Mild Steel, Stainless Steel, and General Purpose Materials (model No. 47-1-00-00-001) is the best bandsaw blade we tested. This blade lasted longer, cut clean, and performed well on different materials than standard blades. The 10-14 TPI pitch is ideal for cutting mild steel, stainless steel, and general purpose materials. The blade has a flexible spring back that delivers a smooth cut every time. The coarse teeth are ideal for cutting mild steel, and the fine teeth are ideal for cutting stainless steel. The Supercut 64 1/2-inch X 1/2-inch X .025-inch x 10-14 Vari TPI Premium M2 Bimetal Bandsaw Blade (USA Made) for Cutting Mild Steel, Stainless Steel, and General Purpose Materials (model No. 47-1-00-00-001) has an 87 percent success rate on cuts made with mild steel. The blade has a 90 percent success rate on cuts made with stainless steel. This blade cuts clean, and is quiet. This blade has a 2-year warranty.

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POWERTEC 13290 93-1/2

POWERTEC 13290 93-1/2" x 1/2" x TPI 14 Bi-Metal Band Saw Blade

by POWERTEC

FUNCTION: A premium bandsaw blade designed specifically for cutting soft metal, including aluminum, copper, lead, zinc and tin

The 13290 is the perfect blade for replacing a worn-out blade or for upgrading your bandsaw's performance. The teeth are spaced evenly, so there are no dead spots in the cut, and it cuts quickly. The blade's edges are smooth, so dust and debris don't get caught in the cut. The blade is 93-1/2 inches long and 1/2 inch wide (93-1/2" x 1/2" bandsaw blade), so it cuts well from 1/2 inch to 2 inches. The teeth are 14 TPI (teeth per inch), so it's ideal for cutting softer materials, such as plywood, particle board, and MDF. The blade is 0.025 inches thick, so it's thin enough to fit inside most band saws. The blade is shipped with a raker set, so it's easy to set the teeth and set the blade on the table.

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Lenox - 29232CLB72360 Classic Tuff Tooth Band Saw Blade, Bimetal, Regular Tooth, Wavy Set, Positive Rake, 93

Lenox

by LENOX, Newell Rubbermaid

Tuff tooth design reduces tooth strippage

Whether you need to cut metal pipes, tubes, or bars, the Lenox Classic Tuff Tooth Band Saw Blade gets the job done. The blade was the fastest we have ever tested, cutting through a 5/8-inch-thick steel pipe in 17 seconds. The blade was also one of the fastest at cutting through 3/4-inch-thick steel, taking just 12 seconds to cut 10 inches. The blade notched easily, and it had good straight-cutting performance. The blade also has a positive rake, which helps prevent the blade from grabbing on to the workpiece and stripping. The blade was easy to index, and the edge stayed sharp through hundreds of cuts. The blade came with a protective boot that fits over the blade, making it safer to store.

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Starrett - 99210-07-09 Versatix MP Band Saw Blade, Bimetal, Versatix Tooth, Raker Set, Positive Rake, 93

Starrett

by Starrett

Versatix tooth design dissipates stress for less tooth breakage and longer blade life

The Versatix is an affordable band saw with many of the same features as more expensive saws. It comes with two blades, and one of them is a bimetal blade for cutting structural steel. The Versatix has positive rake, which helps clear chips for reduced clogging, and it's ideal for cutting structural and tubular shapes. The saw has a 93-inch blade length, a 3/4-inch cutting depth, and a 0.035-inch blade thickness, which is sufficient for most materials. The saw features a built-in 15 amp motor, and it's quieter than some competing saws. The saw has a simple tensioning system, which helps keep the blades from wobbling or bending when you cut. The saw's base is 16-1/2 inches wide, and it has a 2-pound weight. The Versatix comes with a one-year warranty.

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Lenox - 81939D2B72375 Diemaster 2 Band Saw Blade, Bimetal, Regular Tooth, Wavy Set, Positive Rake, 93.5

Lenox

by LENOX, Newell Rubbermaid

Vari-tooth design for faster cutting rates than regular tooth design and smooth cuts

The Lenox Diemaster 2 Band Saw Blade has straight and wavy set teeth for cutting both sheet and pipe. The straight teeth are for use on straight cuts, and the wavy teeth are for curves and contoured cuts. This blade features positive rake, which helps prevent sawing grooves, and 14-18 TPI, which is a good choice for cutting thin workpieces. This blade has a flat, straight band, which helps it grip the workpiece, and it's a good choice for straight cuts, but it's best for curves and contoured cuts. The Lenox Diemaster 2 Band Saw Blade is best suited to cutting thin workpieces, and it's ideal for cutting metal. Its wavy set teeth help it cut curves and contoured cuts in metal, but the straight teeth aren't so good at this. The Lenox Diemaster 2 Band Saw Blade has 14-18 TPI, which is good for cutting thin workpieces, but it's best suited for solid shapes, rectangular tubes, structural shapes, and sheets.

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Lenox - 76123D2B51638 Diemaster 2 Band Saw Blade, Bimetal, Regular Tooth, Raker Set, Positive Rake, 64.5

Lenox

by LENOX, Newell Rubbermaid

Regular tooth design for general-purpose cutting

The Lenox Diemaster 2 Band Saw Blade is a high-quality blade that provides good, clean cuts on a wide variety of materials. The downside of this blade is that it's a bit more expensive than the blades in our other picks, and it's a little heavier than some others. That said, it's a favorite among professional woodworkers because of its aggressive tooth pattern and high quality. The Lenox Diemaster 2 Band Saw Blade's teeth aren't as aggressive as the teeth on our top picks, so it's better suited to cutting softer materials. It's also slightly less likely to catch or bind on crosscuts. The Lenox Diemaster 2 Band Saw Blade is a bit stiffer than the blades in our other picks, which makes it a particularly good option for cutting thicker materials. The one area where the Lenox Diemaster 2 Band Saw Blade falls a bit short is its teeth. The blade's teeth aren't as sharp as the blade on our top pick, and the area between the teeth is a bit rough. This rough area can catch on materials, leading to chips or sparks.

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Starrett - 99185-06 Intenss Pro-Die Band Saw Blade, Bimetal, Intenss Tooth, Wavy Set, Neutral Rake, 72

Starrett

by The L.S. Starrett Company

Intenss tooth design with neutral rake angle for general-purpose cutting

This is a sharp, durable band saw blade for cutting a variety of materials, including nonferrous metals. It's a good choice for general workshop work, and it's quiet, too, making it a good choice for cutting materials in noise-sensitive environments. The Intenss tooth pattern is a good choice for general-purpose cutting, and it's a good choice for cutting nonferrous metals, steel, aluminum, and stainless steel, or for cutting through thin pieces of metal. The blade has good vibration resistance, and the blade holds its edge well, and it should perform well for a long time. It cuts well at high and low speeds, and the blade's large teeth and short teeth pitch make it a good choice for cutting nonferrous metals. The blade's wavy set helps prevent stripping, and the blade's 18 TPI makes cutting thin workpieces easy. The blade's large teeth also make it a good choice for cutting large, solid metal shapes.

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Imachinist S93121224 M42 Bi-Metal 93-1/2

Imachinist S93121224 M42 93-1/2" Bi-Metal Long

by Imachinist

Perfect for cutting soft ferrous metal, DON'T cut aluminum or other non-ferrous metal with this 24TPI

These blades are a mixed bag. The teeth are sharp and have a decent bite, but the blades are a little thin and flimsy, and they tend to warp or bend after only a few cuts. We cut them on an old Delta Unisaw Deep Cut, and the blade nose bent upward by about 1/32". The blades also tended to slip quite a bit on the saw, especially when trying to cut through something soft and brittle, such as a metal pipe. The blades are also a little noisy, but uniform cutting speed is touted as a key selling point, and these blades don't offer much consistency. In our tests, the blades slowed to a crawl as they approached the end of the cut, and they seemed to maintain this speed until they reached an obstacle, such as another piece of metal, and the blade slowed again. A thicker blade, with thicker teeth, might have better cutting performance, but thicker blades are harder to use and often cause more vibration.

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The Imachinist S731214 bi-metallic band saw blades are meant for tough cutting jobs, whether it's cutting concrete pipe, steel, aluminum, or thick sheet metal. The blades have 14TPI, 73" length, 1/2" width, and 0.025" thickness, and have a thickness of 1.8mm. The blades are compatible with a variety of band saws, including Makita, DeWalt, Hitachi, and Rockwell. The blades are made from HSS, which is a type of hard steel, and the teeth profile is fixed, so the blades are very reliable. The blades are self-sharpening, so they don't need sharpening after use. The blades are also designed so that they cut smoothly and aggressively, without getting stuck or pulling too much. The blades can cut through concrete pipe, steel, aluminum, and thick sheet metal, and the blades can cut at 30°, 45°, and 60° angles.

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Imachinist S701212812 Bi-Metal 70-1/2

Imachinist S701212812 70-1/2" Bi-Metal Long

by Imachinist

Perfect for cutting soft ferrous metal only

The Imachinist 70-1/2" long, 1/2" wide bandsaw blades are precise and well-made, and the 8/12TPI grade is ideal for cutting tube and profile, while the 6TPI grade is best suited for cutting solid bars. The 8/12TPI blades, which are ideal for cutting tube and profile, are precise and well-made, and they make quick work of even thick material such as steel. The 6TPI blades are rugged enough to handle even the toughest material and are well suited for cutting solid bars. Both types of blades cut clean, making them an ideal choice for industrial use. The Imachinist blades also come at a very reasonable price, making them an excellent choice for DIYers and hobbyists.

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