How to make a good saw blade

The Shed - - Industry profile -

Lin­bide puts its saw blades through a cou­ple of steps that some other man­u­fac­tur­ers skip, which adds qual­ity to its prod­ucts. The laser-cut and an­nealed blades are put through a rolling ma­chine, which en­sures that they are per­fectly flat. A blade with even a minute wob­ble or that is out of bal­ance will not make a clean cut and will de­te­ri­o­rate quickly.

An op­er­a­tor also cuts the cen­tre hole ac­cu­rately on a lathe to ‘h7’ tol­er­ance. The raw laser-cut hole can never be that ac­cu­rate — an­other in­gre­di­ent in achiev­ing greater bal­ance.

And, as noted in the main story, cop­per riv­ets in the blade are an in­di­ca­tor of qual­ity. It’s an ex­tra step and an ex­tra cost but makes a huge dif­fer­ence.

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