ASME B94.51M (1999)

Specifications for Band Saw Blades (Metal Cutting)

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Annotation and contents

This Standard provides a useful criterion of practice in production, distribution, and use of metal cutting band saw blades. It was developed to provide blades that will meet all normal requirements of consumers. Section 3, definitions, indicates the specific types in common usage and also defines the various elements. This Standard covers tooth shape, sizes, and tolerances for regular, skip tooth, and hook tooth band saw blades; and it also sets out the determination of: (a) band saw blade dimensions; (b) tooth form and set; (c) blade flatness and minimum hardness characteristics.  Metric dimensions shown are based on the Renard R-40 system for conversion and are for guidance.  This Standard applies to carbon hard edge flexible and tempered back band saw blades and intermediate and high speed steel and composite steel band saw blades.  Information on friction cutting band saw blades is set forth in Appendix I.