Timbecon stock a broad range of quality Sherwood bandsaw blades for sawing wood. Whether you are a professional or enthusiast maker, we have the bandsaw blade for you.
Please select your preferred blade from the dropdown menu
Sherwood Flexback Bandsaw Blades
Sherwood flexback bandsaw blades are perfect for small wheel diameter bandsaws. The combination of a fine gauge and an elastic spine reduces the likelihood of the blade buckling or snapping when performing radius cuts. The impulse hardened carbon-steel teeth are specifically designed with a hook and gullet that is optimal for cutting timber.
Choosing the right blade for the job
There is no one bandsaw blade for every situation. The blade you choose is determined by the type of work you do. Check out our Choosing a Bandsaw Blade Guideline to learn more about how to select the right blade for your job.
Using the dropdown menu
The Timbecon website lists our bandsaw blades by length, width and TPI. When choosing your blade, determine the width and TPI you require first, and then use the dropdown menu to find the right length blade for your machine.
What blade fits my bandsaw?
Do you own a Sherwood bandsaw? If so, simply visit your bandsaw models page on the Timbecon website and view the Specifications Tab to see what length blade fits your Sherwood bandsaw. If you do not know what length blade your bandsaw accepts, check out Choosing a Bandsaw Blade Guideline and learn how to determine the right size blade for your machine.
Features & Benefits
Each tooth on the blade is hardened to Rockwell Rc80 – making it resistant to heat build-up, increasing blade life and strength. The blade features a unique heat line along the back of the blade, the blade will not buckle in use giving you a straighter cut.
Chip Breaker Design
Each tooth of the blade shaped with a chip-breaker – this allows the blade to remove waste more efficiently, reducing heat build-up, improving and extending cutting performance.
Increased hook angle
The increased hook allows the teeth cut more aggressively, yet still leaves a smooth finish making the cuts faster and easier to control.
Thin gauge (kerf) – Just like thin kerf circular saw blades, it takes less power to drive, with less waste, so deeper cuts are quicker & easier than before.
Increased Tooth Set
Standard set teeth do not affect hardwood cutting yet can affect cutting resinous timbers such as Pine. With an increased set, these blades can handle a wider range of materials.
The strongest method of welding for blades available. We guarantee these blades will never break on the weld – ever.
Choosing a Bandsaw Blade
Choosing the perfect blade for your project is based on a combination of several factors as discussed below. Most woodworkers will keep several bandsaw blades to suit a range of tasks, swapping them out when required. To help you decide what blades you need, we have prepared this guideline for your convenience. If you require further assistance, please contact Timbecon Customer Service at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interpreting a bandsaw blade label
All bandsaw blades listed on the Timbecon website drop down menus have a typical three-part descriptive format. As an example, see bandsaw blade SKU BS-18300604. The descriptive format is:
Bandsaw Blade 1830 x 6mm 4 TPI
Part 1 – length of the blade
The first number is 1830 (BS-18300604). This is the length of the blade measured in millimetres. This number determines whether the blade will fit on your bandsaw. Visit your Sherwood bandsaws web page to see what blades fit on your saw.
Otherwise, your bandsaw manual should tell you what blade length your bandsaw accepts. If not, you can measure the length of blade required by using a length of string. Stretch the string around the two wheels of your bandsaw until one end touches the other. Use a piece of tape to mark the position. Stretch out the string and measure the length. This dimension is how long your bandsaw blade should be. Your bandsaw may not match exactly the lengths of blades available. Bandsaws upper wheels are adjustable so a blade length of plus or minus 15mm will usually fit your machine.
Part 2 – width of the blade
The second number is 6mm (BS-18300604). This is the width of the blade. From the tip of the blade tooth to the back of the blade.
The width of the blade in part determines the application of the blade. The general rules of thumb:
- Blades 9mm or less, are great for sawing detailed and curved work
- Blades over 20mm in width are great for straight sawing such as deep or long edge ripping
- Blades 10 to 20mm are general purpose, suited for a range of tasks based on personal preference
It is important to know what the maximum width of blade your bandsaw can accept. Generally, the maximum width of blade usable is equal the width of your bandsaw flywheels. Otherwise, refer to your model bandsaws specifications tab listed on the Timbecon website.
Part 3 – the TPI
The third part, 4 TPI (BS-18300604) - details the number of teeth per inch (TPI) this blade features. This blade has 4 teeth per inch. All bandsaw blades are classified by a TPI.
The TPI has a major impact on blade performance and application of the blade. The general rules of thumb:
- A blade with a TPI of 4 or less is designed for deep ripping thick stock. The finish on the sawn surface is reasonably rough and requires re-finishing if necessary
- A blade with a TPI of 6 to 10 is designed for general purpose sawing of medium and thin stock. The finish on the sawn surface is smooth
- A blade with a TPI of 12 or more is designed for sawing dense materials such as Ebony. Blades with a high TPI are also useful for sawing composite materials such as plastic and laminates
Choosing the perfect blade for your project is based on a combination of all these factors. If you are new to woodworking it is good to experiment with various blades until you find the right combination. To get started, you can’t go wrong with a 6mm 4 TPI, a 10mm 6 TPI and a 20mm 4 TPI combination.