Bandsaw Blade suits steel grating applications.

Press Release Summary:

Featuring wide band in variety of widths from 1.25–2.0 in., BITEC PLUS Blade offers maximum beam strength for high blade tension and cutting rates, making it less susceptible to damage. Unlike conventional wide band models, BITEC PLUS offers fine tooth pitch of 5–8 teeth per inch, which delivers quieter cutting with minimal vibration and extends blade life in grating applications.

Original Press Release:

Simonds Saw Introduces Bandsaw Blades for Steel Grating Applications.

Special blade delivers low vibration and high efficiency.

Fitchburg, MA, U.S.A. – Simonds Saw ( has introduced a bandsaw blade designed to provide low vibration and high efficiency cutting of steel grating applications.

The new BITEC PLUS blade, manufactured by Simonds’ partner WESPA in Germany, features a wide band in a variety of widths from 1.25” to 2.0”, which provides maximum beam strength for higher blade tension and cutting rates, making it less susceptible to damage. Unlike conventional wide band blades, the new Simonds blade offers a fine tooth pitch of 5-8 teeth per inch (tpi) which is ideal for grating applications, delivering increased productivity, much quieter cutting and longer blade life. The WESPA Product Development Team in Germany is also working to introduce a coated version of this blade for even higher performance.

“One of our territory managers worked closely with a steel grating manufacturer and Simonds to develop a highly effective solution for sawing grating,” commented Dale Petts, Global Product Manager at Simonds. “Simonds designed a wide band blade with a fine tooth pitch specifically for grating applications to provide a highly efficient cutting solution.”

About Simonds Saw

Simonds offers an extensive array of professional grade products including a comprehensive line of industrial band saw blades, hand files and solutions for metal cutting applications and the support/maintenance equipment for many of their products and hand files. Products are sold through a comprehensive worldwide distributor base.

For more information, contact Simonds by calling toll-free (800) 343-1616, visit or email David Miles at

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