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Hacksaw Blade Material Selection Guide

Hacksaw Blade Material Selection Guide

Hacksaw blades are versatile tools that can be used to cut a variety of materials and shapes. However, selecting the correct blade is crucial to ensure maximum blade life and high cutting efficiency. In this blog post, we will explore the factors to consider when choosing a hacksaw blade.

What is the significance of Teeth per Inch (TPI)?

The number of teeth per inch (TPI) is an important factor in hacksaw blade selection. Different TPI values are suitable for cutting different materials and cross sections:

  • 18 TPI: Ideal for cutting materials with a cross section ranging from 6mm (1/4") to 25mm (1").
  • 24 TPI: Suitable for cutting sheet metal and tubing.
  • 32 TPI: Designed for cutting metal up to 1.5mm (1/16") thick.

How do you select the right tooth count?

Choosing a blade with the correct number of teeth depends on the thickness and type of material you intend to cut. It is important to ensure that the teeth never straddle the material, and at least three teeth are always in contact with the material. For thin sections, it is recommended to select a blade with a higher number of teeth.

What about blade material selection?

Bordo hacksaw blades offer a range of materials to suit different cutting needs. The choice of blade material depends on the specific requirements of your project. Some common blade materials include:

  • High Carbon Steel: Provides excellent cutting performance and durability.
  • Bi-Metal: Offers enhanced cutting efficiency and extended blade life.
  • Tungsten Carbide Grit: Ideal for cutting hard and abrasive materials like ceramics and fiberglass.


It is important to select the appropriate blade material based on the material you are cutting to ensure optimal performance and longevity.

Remember, choosing the right hacksaw blade is essential for achieving clean and precise cuts. By considering factors such as teeth per inch, tooth selection, and blade material, you can ensure maximum cutting efficiency and blade longevity. So, the next time you reach for your hacksaw, make sure you have the right blade for the job!



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