Carbide Tipped Band Saw Blades cut difficult materials.

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Available in FS and TS configurations, Advanz(TM) blades feature tooth tip cylinder of sub-micron grain carbide with triple-chip grind welded to ductile back. They offer optimal carbide-to-back bonding and exhibit resistance to fatigue, shock, wear, and stripping when cutting difficult-to-machine materials. Thicknesses range from ¾ x .035 in. to 3 1/8 x .063 in., and lengths include 100 ft, 150 ft coils, and welded-to-length on 2 5/8 x .063 in. and 3 1/8 x .063 in. blades.

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Starrett Introduces a New Line of Carbide Tipped Band Saw Blades

ATHOL, MASSACHUSETTS U.S.A. -- (July 28, 2009) -The L.S. Starrett Company has introduced a new line of carbide tipped band saw blades named Advanz(TM). The new blade line offers a special tooth tip cylinder of high quality sub-micron grain carbide with a triple-chip grind, welded to a tough, ductile back. These new blades also feature superb carbide-to-back bonding and offer exceptional fatigue, shock, wear and strip resistance when cutting difficult-to-machine materials.

"Advanz carbide tipped blades provide faster, smoother, cost-effective production cutting on a wide variety of difficult to machine materials," said Greg Cook, Saw Division Director at The L.S. Starrett Company.

Starrett Advanz Blades are available in "FS" and "TS" configurations. FS is designed for a range of difficult to cut materials such as fiberglass, masonite, plastics, composites, aluminum castings and abrasive wood. TS features a special tooth profile for efficient cutting of very difficult to machine steels including high-alloy metals, titanium, stainless steel, and inconel.

The new carbide tipped line includes a wide range of thicknesses from 3/4" x .035" to 3 1/8" x .063", in a complete range of positive rake pitches. Available lengths include 100', 150' coils, and welded-to-length on 2 5/8" x .063" and 3 1/8" x .063 blades.

In addition to being the world's pre-eminent manufacturer of precision measuring tools and equipment, Starrett is also a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of band saw blades, hacksaw blades, hole saws, jig/reciprocating blades and specialty saw products. Blades are manufactured in Mt. Airy, NC, USA; Jedburgh, Scotland; and Itu, Brazil. For more information on Advanz, Band Saw Blades and Hand / Power Tool Accessories, contact the L.S. Starrett Company at 121 Crescent Street, Athol, MA 01331. Telephone (978) 249-3551, or Fax (978) 249-8495. Web:

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