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Bandsaw Designer

Band Saw Blade Design Software

A specialized computer program assisting saw filers and saw manufacturers.

Improve band saw design and selection.

Calculate Bandsaw Horse Power, Bite, Etc.

Wheel Diameter (in):

Tooth Pitch (in):
Plate Thickness (in):
Tip Kerf (in):
Gullet Area (sq in):
Wheel Speed(rpm):
Depth of Cut (in):
Feed Rate (fpm):
Type of Wood:



Results

Horse Power:
Bite:
Side Clearance:
Rim Speed (fpm):
Gullet Feed Index:
Maximum Recommended Gullet Feed Index: 0.7
Values: Tables:
WD
TP
PT
TK
SC
GA
RPM
DC

FR
TB
HP
RS
GFI
SCE

SG
PI
Wheel Diameter (IN)
Tooth Pitch (IN)
Plate Thickness (IN)
Tip Kerf (IN)
Side Clearance (IN)
Gullet Area (SQ IN)
RPM's Wheel Speed
Depth of Cut (IN)

Feed Rate (FPM)
Tooth Bite (FPT)
Horse Power
Rim Speed (FPM)
Gullet Feed Index
Specific Cutting Energy (Table A)
Specific Gravity (Table B)
3.14159 (Constant)
A - Specific Cutting Energy:
Type Value
Softwoods
Dry Fir
Hardwoods
35
40
70

B - Specific Gravity:
Type Value
Softwood
Cedar-Western Red
Douglas Fir-Coast
Pine-Ponderosa
Spruce-White
Hardwood
Birch-Yellow
Maple
Oak-White
0.35
0.31
0.45
0.38
0.37
0.65
0.55
0.56
0.60

Formulas:
TB = (FR x 12) / (RPM x NT)
SC = (TK x PT) / 2
GFI = (TB x DC) / GA
RS = (WD / 12) x PI x RPM
HP = (DC x TK x FR x SCE) / 144
Glossary:
IN = Inches
FPM = Feet Per Minute
SQ IN = Square Inches
FPT = Feed Per Tooth
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