Bandsaw Blade Terminology

Term

Number in Above Diagram

Definition

Blade back 3 The blade body, not including the tooth portion.
Gage 12 The thickness of the blade
Gullet 2 The curved area at the base of the tooth.
Gullet depth 4 The distance from the tooth tip to the bottom of the gullet.
Rake angle 10 The cutting surface of the tooth.
Relief angle 7 The surface of the tooth opposite the cutting edge, or tooth face.
Thickness 12 The thickness of the blade.
Tooth 5 The cutting portion of the saw blade.
Tooth back 7 The surface of the tooth opposite the cutting edge, or tooth face.
Tooth back clearance angle 9 The angle of the tooth back measured in relation to the cutting direction of the saw.
Tooth face 8 The cutting surface of the tooth.
Tooth pitch 11 The distance from one tooth tip to the next tooth tip.
Tooth rake angle 10 The angle of the tooth face measured with respect to a line perpendicular to the cutting direction of the saw.
Tooth set 13 The offsetting of the teeth from right to left to allow clearance (kerf) of the blade back through the cut.
TPI 6 The number of teeth per inch.
Width 1 The nominal dimension of a saw blade, as measured from the tip of the tooth to the back of the blade.