The Lenox LXP bimetal band saw blade has a vari-tooth design, a high positive rake angle, and a variable pitch and set sequence for high-production cutting on carbon steel, alloy steel, bearing steel, mold steel, tool steel, stainless steel, and aluminum and other nonferrous materials. The LXP vari-tooth design has a high positive rake angle and deep gullets for increased material penetration and chip-carrying capacity compared to the standard tooth design. The teeth are made of M-42 high-speed steel for heat and wear resistance. The blade can make cuts in sheets, solid shapes, and cylindrical tubes. The blade has a vari-raker tooth set, which alternates between left-leaning, right-leaning, and unset teeth. This band saw blade has a variable pitch and set sequence to reduce noise levels and vibrations, and to remove chips efficiently.
Band saw blades are long, continuous bands of metal that loop around the wheels of band saws and can make straight or curved cuts in metal, wood, stone, plastic, and other materials. When purchasing band saw blades, consider the application, as this will affect the tooth rake, tooth se t, pitch, and size of the blade. Band saw blades are available with a positive rake angle or a straight (also called zero) rake angle, and with a raker, wavy, or alternate tooth set. Pitch (the number of teeth per inch or per 25.4 mm) affects the type of finish and may be constant or variable. Band saw blades are available in different lengths and widths to fit the requirements of specific band saws.
Lenox manufactures hand tools, band saw blades, and power tool accessories. The company, founded in 1915, is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.