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Apex Carbide Ultra-Premium Tipped Bandsaw Sawmill Blades

Trapezoidal tungsten carbide tips for prolonged precision cutting.

Sku: BLD144-SB4-APEXXR-A

$ 189

Apex Carbide Ultra-Premium Tipped Bandsaw Sawmill Blades

Trapezoidal tungsten carbide tips for prolonged precision cutting.

Sku: BLD144-SB4-APEXXR-A

$ 189

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144" blades are compatible with:
OS27, OS31, MN27, LM30, MN26, LM29, MK3, MK4, LM2K, LL24, HM126, HM130, LT10

158" blades are compatible with:
HM130MAX, LT15START, LT15, LT20, LT25/27, LT28, LT30, LT35, LT40, LT50

167" blades are compatible with:
OS35, HD36, HD36V2, HD38, LM34, H360, HFE-30, HFE-36

184" blades are compatible with:
LT70, LT300, WM3000, SVS, TVS, HR700

The Apex Carbide ultra-premium band sawill blade offers unmatched service life and superior centering during cuts. Tungsten carbide teeth tips, alternating between regular and trapezoidal finishes, and a special industrial coating, reduce cutting forces, surpassing even stellited blades. With extended durability comes heightened productivity and prolonged precision cutting, eliminating the need for frequent blade changes. Designed for single use without re-sharpening, the operating time can reach up to 20 hours or more depending on the wood species and degree of contamination in the timber.


IMPORTANT: To ensure peak performance, productivity, and longevity of your equipment, regular blade inspection is crucial. Operational blade life will vary based on timber challenges and dirt levels. Sorry, there is no warranty on consumable items such as blades.

PRECISION SHAPED FOR PRECISION CUTS

Apex Carbide blades balance cutting force with low tooth drag and are ideal for making clean cuts in very hardwoods. The blade’s tooth tips alternate between a flat and a trapezoidal finish. The trapezoidal teeth cut first, then the flat teeth clean out chips. Maximizes the yield of high-value logs with minimal chipping or tearout and an ultra-narrow kerf of 5/64".

ENGINEERED TO MAKE THE HARDEST CUTS

Even when milling the hardest exotic woods, Apex carbide blades deliver exceptional board quality with fewer blade replacements. Tungsten carbide is significantly harder than steel and is one of the toughest materials used in tool manufacturing. Its extreme hardness enables the blade's teeth to maintain a sharp cutting edge for extended periods.

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Portable bandsaw sawmill blades come in different profiles and materials to suit specific tasks. Key characteristics to consider include face hook angle, pitch (tooth spacing), gullet depth, and tooth set. Flex-back blades are made from flexible carbon steel with hardened tooth tips for general use. Premium blades constructed with high-speed steel or other alloys to enhance durability and cutting performance. Tipped blades feature super hard alloy tips, like Stellite or tungsten carbide, for superior wear resistance and cutting precision.

The face hook angle on a bandsaw blade refers to the tilt of the teeth relative to the blade's vertical line. A higher hook angle means the teeth are angled forward, enhancing the blade's aggressiveness for cutting, and is ideal for faster feed rates. A lower hook angle, where the teeth align closer to vertical, balance cutting speed with control, especially useful for milling harder woods and frozen logs. The choice of hook angle depends on the material type and desired outcomes, such as cutting speed and finish quality.

Tooth spacing, or pitch, on a bandsaw blade greatly influences cutting performance. Wider tooth spacing (larger pitch) enables faster cutting by removing more material with each pass, ideal for quicker cuts. Finer tooth spacing (smaller pitch) yields a smoother finish, better suited for harder materials or when a more precise cut is needed. Additionally, the pitch impacts chip clearance; larger pitches improve chip clearance, reducing the risk of clogging, which is particularly beneficial when cutting wood with high sap content.

Note: 7/8" pitch has become the most popular tooth spacing that is seen in most bandsaw sawmill blades. In the past a 3/4" pitch was commonly used for hardwoods, but many sawyers are having success with the 7/8" spacing with a less aggressive hook angle for better sawdust management or upgrading to a more premium blade option.

Gullet depth is the distance from the bottom of the gullet to the blade tip and plays a critical role in managing sawdust. A deep gullet profile has added space in the gullet which allows more sawdust to be carried before reaching capacity. This specialized feature boosts performance, particularly when milling wide boards.

The number of teeth and the angle at which they are offset is referred to as tooth set. Tooth set affects cutting efficiency, and quality of the cut. Carbon steel sawmill band blades with tempered teeth tips typically follow a Raker three tooth pattern with a uniform set distance left and right, and a third straight “raker” tooth.

Whether you’re cutting hard or softwood, a sharp blade is essential to produce high-quality lumber on your Sawmill. A sharp blade also cuts with less effort meaning less strain for you and your sawmill’s engine. As a blade gets dull its cutting performance decreases and it will take more time and effort to push through a cut. A sharp blade leaves a relatively smooth surface, when the blade loses its sharpness cut surfaces become noticeably rougher or more ragged. A dull blade may not hold its path and can dive during a cut. Finally, listen for changes in the sound of the saw, often a higher-pitched screeching or increased noise levels suggest the blade is struggling to cut through the material.

Note: A telling sign you’ve pushed a bladebeyond its capacityto produce marketable boards is if you see smoke during cutting or find burn marks on the cut surface. This indicatesthe blade is generating excessive friction due to dullness.Ideally you should never run a blade to this point as you will get more board feet out of a blade if you sharpen it more often to maintain a precision edge. 

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