Tooth Style for Timber Wolf Band Saw Blades
PC (Positive Claw):
The PC design has sixty percent of the feed speed capabilities 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 milled teeth help to reduce consumption of horsepower. Couple all this with our unique 6.5 degree rake angle and special 5 tooth set pattern and you have an awesome cutting blade that glides through the wood and produces an excellent finish and gives you great overall life. These blades are available in widths of 3/16 through 1 inch wide and 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 in small to large boards, kiln and air dry, up to 12 inches wide. The variable pitch, positive claw, tooth design reduces resonance throughout the blade by using different size teeth, which produces a very clean finish almost polishing the wood as it cuts. Now available in and 1 inch widths.
AS (Alternate Set):
These blades are only available in 3/8 inch x 3tpi, ½ inch x 3tpi and ½ inch x 2tpi. 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 8.5 degrees, 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. Their performance is excellent if the thickness of your material exceeds 6 to 8 inches These blades are not meant to be used on three-wheel band saws or any saw with less than a 90 inch blade length or a wheel diameter of less than 14 inches.
TPC (Thin Positive Claw):
This blade which was previously known as the AS-S is only available in ¾ inch x 3tpi. Its uniqueness lies in the fact that it is only .025 thick with a unique set pattern. 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 veneer cutting. When you are resawing very expensive woods that are thick and you want as thin a kerf as possible, a super finish, and you are not concerned with speed, this is the blade for you.
RK (Raker) & HP (High Performance):
These blades have a very thin kerf and zero degree rake angle and are specifically designed for detail work in 1 inch 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. RK blades available in widths from 3/16 through 1 inch with 8, 10, 14 and 18 teeth per inch. HP blade available in 1/8 inch x 14 teeth per inch only.