Thursday, April 18, 2019
Wood-Mizer offers more than 70 types of knives for moulding and planing machines. When making a choice, you should be focused primarily on the type of the equipment you work with. This affects the choice of the basic parameters of a knife such as its height, length, and thickness.
However, it is worth considering the type of wood that you process as well. The HSS (high speed steel) knives are perfect if you plane or mould soft to medium-hard wood. If you process tropical, very hard species, you should choose HW Tools that have especially hard cutting edges, guaranteeing the highest cutting quality even for the hardest wood species. If you are working with softwood primarily, then CR13 knives have the best price-performance ratio.
Set of planing and moulding knives
Frame saw blades can be produced from the different types of steel. Many manufacturers offer frame saw blades made of multipurpose steel - the main benefit being an affordable price with good overall quality.
However, if you are mainly sawing hardwoods, you might want to consider choosing frame saw blades made of steel that has higher strength and resistance, such as the Uddeholm-steel frame saw blades offered by Wood-Mizer. Chromium-plated blades are also worth considering - they last longer and improve the cut quality while cutting hardwoods.
Frame Saw Blade
If you use several machines or process different types of material, you should choose a cutting tool and blade supplier which offers a wide range of solutions – ensuring easier sourcing of product, and consistent and repeatable cutting quality.
It is always a good idea to rely on a reputable supplier with experienced employees who are ready to advise and help choose the tools best suited to your needs, like at Wood-Mizer.
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