Simonds manufactures saws and tools for processing wood, paper, and metal; bandsaw, hacksaw, holesaw, circular saw, saw bits, shanks, machine knives, files
From ferrous and non-ferrous materals through plastics and industrial wood applications, you'll find our blades are above comparison. Simonds bandsaw Blades range from 1/8" to 1 1/2" wide and include; bi-metal bands for metal and composite cutting, carbon steel for general purpose fabrication, carbide tipped for high production and exotic alloy processing.
Bandsaw blades are the most flexible, forgiving cutting tools in use today. Simonds has the longest heritage of supplying quality bandsaw blades of any company selling blades today. In 1878, they made their first bandsaw blades - wide bands for sawmills. Today, Simonds bandsaw blades are well-recognized in both the wood-cutting and metalcutting markets.
Simonds invented the Carbide Tipped bandsaw blade back in 1963, and Simonds revolutionized the metalcutting industry in 1968 with the introduction of Bi-Metal bandsaw blades to the world.
Bi-Metal blades offer more cutting versatility and longer life through their unique construction, where a ribbon of high speed steel is electron-beam welded to a spring tempered alloy backer. The high speed steel edge offers durable, tough cutting ability, while the tempered alloy backer provides the fatigue resistance for long blade life. Simonds offers 6 types:
- DieBand Plus is designed specifically for toolrooms and machine shops where contour cutting is the norm. DieBand Plus ranges from 1/4" through 1/2" in width, in various thicknesses and tooth pitches.
- A8 BroadBand - The patent pending tooth geometry provides unequalled performance and utility. BroadBand is the work-horse for general purpose to production cutting applications, from structural shapes to solids. BroadBand ranges from 3/4" to 1-1/4" in width, with many variations available.
- BlockBuster - Our production-cutting Bi-Metal bandsaw, BlockBuster is the workhorse. Featuring ground-tooth technology and cutting-edge tooth geometries, BlockBuster makes short work of even the toughest-to-cut materials. BlockBusterranges from 1-1/2" to 3-1/8" in width, with many variations available.
- SiClone - state-of-the-art design overcomes work hardening - a super blade for cutting D2, stainless steels, Inconel, Monel, and other exotic alloys. Provides faster cutting rates with less machine pressure. SiClone ranges from 1" to 2-5/8" in width, in various tooth pitches.
- IC Enduro - designed specifically for cutting bundled solids, structurals, and tubing, with a special design to prevent blade pinching due to internal material stresses during cutting. IC Enduro ranges from 3/4" to 3-1/8" in width, with many variations available.
- Red Streak - The Narrow Kerf bandsaw business has come a long way since it burst onto the sawmill scene in the early 1990s. As the machinery evolved from simple portable sawmills and resaws to today's high production models, Red Streak narrow kerf bandsaw blades have kept pace.
Carbide Tipped Blades
All Carbide Tipped blades feature tooth capping for protection from damage prior to installing on the saw. Also, we offer SimoGrit carbide grit-edge bandsaw blades. Simonds offers 5 types of carbide tipped bandsaw blade.
- Type I - the original, Type I features a flexible blade backer with tooth hardness approaching 90 Rc. Type I is designed for cutting abrasive materials, plastics, masonite, composites, transite, and cast iron. Type I ranges from 3/8" to 1" in width, with many variations available.
- Set Tooth (including Foundry) - its high grade of carbide makes Set Tooth great for cutting high alloy space age materials. A 5° positive rake angle offers aggressive cutting of cast iron and all the exotic metals - Uranium, Beryllium, Hastalloy, Titanium, Inconel, Waspalloy, Monel, and others. 3TPI products are geared for use in foundry cutting applications. Set Tooth ranges from 1" to 3-1/8" in width, with many variations available.
- Triple Chip - the ultimate carbide tipped blade, its hi-lo tooth height, coupled with its ground "kerf-makers" ensure you get great finish in close tolerance applications. Designed to cut high nickel alloys and exotic materials. Triple Chip Carbide ranges from 1-1/4" to 2-5/8" in width, in a variety of tooth pitches.
- 20° Negative Rake - a carbide tipped blade designed specifically for cutting chromed shafts, induction hardened shafts and linear bearing shafts. The specially ground teeth make short work of the hardest materials to cut. Available in 1" to 2" width in a 2.5-3.5 negative rake variable pitch tooth form.
- Red Streak Carbide available in 2" width, with more variations available soon.
- SimoGrit - when cutting abrasive materials, look to Simogrit to "cut it". Super for cutting carbon and graphite, fiberglass, glass, ceramics, marble, and rubber - there's a Simogrit blade that's just right for your abrasive cutting application. SimoGrit ranges from 1/4" to 1-1/2" width, in gulleted and continuous edge, in a variety of grits.
Simonds notable firsts
- Si-Namic - its innovative ramped back overcomes work-hardening and this technology has been taken further with today's SineWave Process.
- XL - the first "production" band with an aggressive tooth design, which was the forebear to today's BlockBuster blades.
- Triple Chip Carbide Tipped blades for cutting the super-alloys.
- Red Streak - the blade that made the portable saw mill efficient.
- Bundle Band - the first "ground tooth" blade.
- Si-Clone - designed specifically for cutting high nickel and chrome alloys.