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How to choose the best cutting tools in your workshop?

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

How to choose the best cutting tools in your workshop?

The more machinery you have in your workshop, the more often you’re faced with the dilemma of which cutting tools to choose, what is essential for each sawing application, and how to make sure that a particular choice will work well for you.
 

When choosing cutting tools for your equipment, you should consider such aspects as the type of machine you use, the type of wood you process, and the intended end products.
 
In any case, it’s worth choosing quality and durable cutting tools and blades. Quality doesn’t necessarily mean that they are much more expensive than others. Good examples are Wood-Mizer’s cutting tools and circular saw blades that deliver high durability and efficiency while offer prices are comparable with the market average. Wood-Mizer makes its cutting tool from the highest quality German and Swedish steel and uses advanced technology to produce them.




Band Saw Blades
 
To get the best quality and efficiency of cutting with a band saw, you need to choose the blades according to the kind of wood you’re going to process and the sawmill you own. A reasonable choice of the tool will significantly affect how much timber you’ll be able to cut. Wood-Mizer offers a wide selection of band saw blades, including over 100 combinations of various tooth profiles, tooth set, steel quality, blade width, and thickness.   
 
The series of blades - RazorTIP, BiMETAL, MaxFLEX, DoubleHARD, SilverTIP, StartCUT, Vortex, can meet the demands of every customer, no matter what kind of wood he’s going to saw.
 
Please note that apart from choosing the right blade, it’s also essential to keep it appropriately maintained – resharpen it regularly, set the teeth, lubricate while at work and eliminate hard dirt from the sawed wood (e.g., by using a debarker). While choosing the blade for your sawing project, we recommend you to address a Wood-Mizer sales representative who will be glad to share with you his knowledge and expertise.   
 

RazorTip bandsaw blades


Wood-Mizer original box of blades


Circular Saw Blades
 
When choosing circular saw blades for a multirip, crosscut, scoring, or ripsaw, it is crucial to consider many factors. Ripsaw blades can differ from crosscut saw blades, not only with the number of teeth but also in their shape, profile, and blade design itself. Circular saw blades have to be chosen based on the wood’s hardness and moisture to be processed.
 
Wood-Mizer offers all-purpose circular saw blades both for rip sawing or crosscutting, for soft or hardwood, and dry or wet wood. These all-purpose blades are handy in smaller workshops that process different species and wood types with many various machines.
 
Anti-adhesive multirip blades have an antifriction coating that protects their surface against build-up and makes it dust and heat resistant.
 

Crosscut Circular Saw Blades


Circular Rip Saw Blade


Circular Rip Saw Blade

 
Planer and Moulder Knives
 
Wood-Mizer offers more than 70 types of knives for moulding and planning machines. The choice primarily depends on the equipment type you work with, affecting a knife’s basic parameters such as height, length, and thickness.
 
However, it makes sense to consider the type of wood that you process as well. The HSS (high-speed steel) knives are perfect if you plane or mould a soft to medium-hard wood. If you process tropical, extremely hard species, it is recommended to choose HW Tools with harsh cutting edges, guaranteeing the highest cutting quality even for the hardest wood species. If you are working with softwood primarily, then CR13 knives have the best price-performance ratio.
 

Planing Knives


Set of planing and moulding knives
 

Frame Saw Blades
 
Wood-Mizer produces frame saw blades from different steel types. Many manufacturers have frame saw blades from multipurpose steel, offering the main benefits as an affordable price and overall quality.
 
However, if you are mainly sawing hardwoods, you might want to consider choosing the frame saw blades made of steel with higher strength and resistance, such as the Uddeholm-steel frame saw blades offered by Wood-Mizer. Chromium-plated blades last longer and improve the cut quality while cutting hardwoods.
 

Frame Saw Blade

Offering a wide range of cutting tools, Wood-Mizer is the right supplier that ensure easier sourcing of product and consistent cutting quality, especially for those wood processors who operate multiple machines or process various wood types.


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