Amana Tool, manufacturer of industrial-quality carbide-tipped, solid carbide and replacement carbide cutting tools, has announced the immediate availability of its non-melt circular saw blades for cutting plastic materials.
The special-application carbide tipped saw blades are designed to produce crisp, clean cuts in acrylics such as Plexiglas® and Lucite®, polycarbonates such as Lexan® and other plastics. Each blade features a unique triple-chip grind (MTCG) and 2° negative hook angle to produce less heat than standard saw blades, eliminating “chip-welding,” or melting of materials.
Amana’s non-melt saw blade bodies are laser-cut from virgin steel and roll-tensioned to ensure straight cutting performance. Carbide tips are manufactured, brazed and ground to Amana Tool’s specifications, enabling smooth, accurate cuts and longer-lasting cutting performance between sharpenings. The blades feature copper plugs to reduce noise, minimize vibrations, prevent heat buildup and help eliminate blade warping. Each blade is dynamically balanced to ensure clean, true cuts with virtually no runout.
“Amana Tool’s non-melt saw blades were specifically designed to address the tooling industry’s need for blades that can cut plastics cleanly, eliminating the melted edge,” said Frank Misiti, Amana Tool technical director. “This product helps make cutting plastic materials less labor-intensive while providing the accurate, long-lasting cutting performance customers have come to expect from Amana Tool.”
Non-melt blades are available in diameters ranging from 8” to 16” and number of teeth ranging from 64 to 120. For example, item LB10801 has a 10” diameter and 80 teeth and starts at $130.91 USD.