Intenss PRO-DIE Band Saw Blades

July 24, 2007

Die Pro Bi-Metal Band Saw Blades feature excellent wear, heat, abrasion, and shock resistance to provide faster production cutting and lower cost per cut. The blade’s design features triple-tempered M-42 high-speed steel teeth with 8% cobalt (HRc 67-69), combined with the Starrett-exclusive Bi-Metal Unique saw blade technology for faster cutting, stronger blades, and longer blade life with greater resistance to breakage.


Starrett’s Bi-Metal Unique material bonding technology provides several key advantages. The technology joins two strips of high-speed steel wires to a backing steel in a solid phase, using the principle of a solid-state diffusion bonding agent. This proprietary (patent pending) solid-state diffusion process generates 170% more weld contact area compared to the existing bi-metal high-speed steels. This significantly reduces fracture and breakage at the high-speed steel/backing material interface, promoting longer blade life.


Soon after initial use, the teeth develop a groove in the very thin center of the backing material. As a result, the cutting stroke produces dual chips that are more easily removed, to provide faster cutting. This chip clearing benefit is called Split Chip Advantage.


Die Pro Bi-Metal Blades can be used on both light-duty horizontal and vertical machines. The blades are suitable for contour and general-purpose sawing, maintenance, and tool rooms. Applications include tool, die, and mold steels, carbon steels, low alloy, and nonferrous materials, and aluminum. Die Pro blades cut a variety of shapes, solids, and tubing. Die Pro blades are available in a variety of constant and variable pitch configurations, with all widths 0.5 in. or less. Pitches range from 3 to 18 teeth per inch and are offered in positive rake, straight rake, and wavy set/zero rake configurations.