Hakansson Bandsaw Blades Starrett Bandsaw Blades Dakin Bandsaw Blades Morse Bandsaw Blades

Products

NLS Tools stocks 5 main types of bandsaw blade from four different manufacturers. This is primarily to give our customers as much choice as possible. As using the correct blade can make a big difference to cutting performance, we stock as many blade widths and tooth pitches as possible. The majority of our range is supplied by Hakansson, a Swedish company with an excellent reputation, whose blades we have sold for over 30 years.

The tables below show our complete stock range for each type:

Type 1: Thin Gauge Blades for small machines (Hobby Blades)

Carbon Steel, Hard Edge with Flexible Back

These are used on machines which take a blade length of 72" or less.

Used for: General purpose cutting; wood, metal, plastics, composites etc.

Makes stocked:
HA = Hakansson Silco Thin Gauge
DA = Dakin Flexback Thin Gauge
MO = Morse Carbon Thin Gauge

Widths and Tooth Pitches for Thin Gauge Blades

Width 4 6 10 14 18 24
1/4" DA DA DA DA MO DA
3/8" DA DA DA DA DA
1/2" DA DA DA
5/8" HA

Type 2: Carbon Steel Blades

Carbon Steel, Hard Edge with Flexible Back

These are used on machines which take a blade length of more than 72".

Used for: General purpose cutting; wood, metal, plastics, composites etc.

Makes stocked:
HA = Hakansson Silco, Hakansson Silco Log
ST = Starrett Duratec SFB
DA = Dakin Flexback

Widths and Tooth Pitches for Carbon Steel Blades

Width 1.1 1.3 2 3 3AS 4 6 8 10 14 18 24 32
1/8" ST ST
3/16" ST ST ST DA, ST DA
1/4" HA, ST HA, ST HA HA, ST HA, ST HA, DA, ST DA, ST DA
3/8" HA, ST HA HA, ST HA, ST HA, ST HA, ST HA, ST DA, ST DA, ST
1/2" HA, ST HA, ST HA, ST HA, ST HA, ST HA, ST HA, ST HA, DA, ST DA, ST DA
5/8" HA, ST HA, ST DA, ST ST HA, ST DA, ST ST
3/4" HA, ST HA HA, ST HA, ST ST HA, ST HA, ST ST
1" DA, HA HA HA, ST HA, ST HA, ST HA, ST DA, ST DA, HA, ST DA
1.1/4" HA HA HA
1.1/2" HA

Type 3: Bi-Metal Blades

Bi-Metal, High Speed Steel Edge with Flexible Back

Used for: Production cutting; tough steels, hardwoods, pallets etc.
Matrix 2 Type: For solids, tubing, shapes and structurals in materials with easy to moderate machinability.
M42 Type: For solids and heavy-walled structures in tough materials, stainless steels and other work-hardening steels.

Makes stocked:
HA = Hakansson M42, Hakansson Powermax M42
ST = Starrett Intenss Pro Die & Intenss Pro M42
MO = Morse Matrix 2 & M42

Widths and Constant Tooth Pitches for Bi-Metal Blades

Width Type 1.25 2 3 4 6 8 10 14 18 24
1/4" x .025" M42 MO MO
3/8" x .025" Mat2 MO MO
1/2" x .020" Mat2 MO MO
1/2" x .025" Mat2 MO MO MO MO
M42 HA
1/2" x .035" Mat2 HA
M42 HA HA
3/4" Mat2 MO MO MO MO MO
M42 HA
1" Mat2 MO MO
M42 MO MO MO
1.1/4" M42 HA ST MO MO
2" M42 HA

Widths and Variable Tooth Pitches for Bi-Metal Blades

Width Type 2/3 3/4 4/6 5/8 6/10 8/12 10/14 14/18
1/2" x .020" Mat2 MO
1/2" x .025" Mat2 MO
M42 HA, ST HA HA, ST
3/4" M42 HA HA HA HA, MO HA, MO
1" M42 HA HA HA, ST HA, ST HA, ST HA HA, ST
1.1/4" M42 HA HA, ST HA, ST HA HA
1.1/2" M42 HA HA HA HA
2" M42 HA HA

Type 4: Meat & Fish Cutting Blades (Butcher Blades)

Hardened Edge with Spring-Tempered Back

Used for: Cutting meat & fish, fresh or frozen.

Makes stocked:
HA = Hakansson Citu

Widths, Thicknesses and Tooth Pitches for Meat & Fish Blades

Width Thickness 3 4 6
1/2" .020" HA HA
5/8" .014" HA
5/8" .020" HA HA
5/8" .022" HA HA
5/8" .025" HA HA
3/4" .020" HA HA
3/4" .025" HA HA

Type 5: Band Knives

Single-sided with straight, scalloped or wavy edge, all .020" (0.5mm) thick.

Used for: Cutting soft & fibrous materials,

Makes stocked:
HA = Hakansson Band Knives

Widths and Edge Types for Band Knives

Width Straight Scallop Wavy
3/8" (10mm) HA HA
1/2" (12mm) HA
5/8" (15mm) HA HA HA
3/4" (20mm) HA HA
1" (25mm) HA HA