Blade offers longer cutting life

The latest Bahco 3858 Sandflex P9000 PQ bandsaw blade is manufactured using highly alloyed power metallurgic HSS. As a result, the blade offers improved hardness and toughness, which in turn not only produces high tooth edge performance, but improved wear resistance and longer blade life. The blade can be acquired in the UK from ADS Precision.

ADS Precision says that the new blade offers all the benefits of the traditional Bahco PQ range, providing a very precise blade due to the consistent, accurate tooth height; consequently every tooth will give the same chipload when cutting. This outcome translates into even tooth wear (better tool life) and limits the risk off overloading a tooth (less risk of tooth breakage). In addition, sharp 17° rake-angled teeth lower the cutting forces, giving more efficient ‘cool’ cutting.

The PQ tooth geometry is characterised by repeating groups of high and low set teeth separated by an unset tooth. This design means that high teeth will penetrate the material, removing the work hardened area, and low teeth will give the support to the high teeth, helping to prevent overloading and breakage.Also as per the existing PQ, the teeth have double set, which will increase the number of chips on the cut, providing a lower chipload for improved performance.

Powder metallurgy HSS is an important alternative to conventional HSS steels, since it offers improved properties in hardness and toughness. Moreover, powder metallurgy HSS has the ability to use alloying, which is not possible in conventionally melted HSS.
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