Asked by: Slavko Remchukov
asked in category: General Last Updated: 25th March, 2020

How is a hacksaw blade specified?

Standard hacksaw blade lengths are 10 to 12 in (250 to 300 mm). The blade chosen is based on the thickness of the material being cut, with a minimum of three teeth in the material. As hacksaw teeth are so small, they are set in a "wave" set.

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Keeping this in consideration, how do you fit a hacksaw blade?

Install the hacksaw blade so the teeth face forward. The saws are designed so the blade will cut when it's pushed (the forward stroke) rather than when pulled (see photo). Some blades have an arrow that shows the correct installation (the arrow points toward the handle).

Additionally, what does TPI mean on a hacksaw blade? teeth per inch

Simply so, what are the factors need to consider when selecting a hacksaw for an application?

The two properties to consider in hacksaw blades are their efficiency and flexibility. Everyone wants the blade to last as well as being flexible. This is difficult to achieve as the harder the blade the better the efficiency, but the less flexibility it has.

How do you cut a hacksaw blade?

Hacksaw Safety Tips

  1. Choose the correct blade for the material being cut.
  2. Secure the blade with the teeth pointing forward if you want to cut on the push stroke; backward if you want to cut on the pull stroke.
  3. Keep the blade rigid and the frame properly aligned.
  4. Cut using strong, slow, steady strokes.

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