Hacksaws are one of the essential tools for carpenters, plumbers, and in workshops, as it is the primary hand tool used for cutting hard materials like wood, steel, iron, etc. also used for making thin cuts to other chippings and filling many objects. There are many sizes of a hack saw blades in the market for different material and different purposes. Every hacksaw has the same type of flame almost; it has to adjust behavior according to the cut made.
Blades of hacksaw
The blade size varies from 250 mm length and 12mm width approximately. Hack saw are used to cut hard material in the workshop so the material used for the blades should be strong enough such as carbon or high-speed steel. Hack saw mainly have one or two handles which are used to hold the blade and designed as per the workers’ requirements.
- Single handle hacksaw which only is used by a single person and mostly used for some small works and cuts like SS rods, SS plates, etc.
- Two handle hacksaws mainly used by two persons for any massive tasks and hard, dense materials. Such as SS large type, wood, metal, etc.
There are different varieties of hacksaw available in the market:
- Automatic saw
- Sawing machines
- Circular saw
- Reciprocating saw
- Band saw
Every hacksaw has a different blade, and there are a large number of blades available in the Indian market for various purposes, hacksaw blade could be removed from the frame or handle and changed if got any damage or become blunt. Hacksaw has two small holes mainly along the two ends of the blades which is essential for its framing and put it into the position.
Hacksaw blade formation
Hacksaws cut on the push stroke, the blade should always placed within the frame, and the teeth should always point away from the handle. Hacksaw blades generally have smaller teeth with smaller gorges, so that it cut less material with every stroke, that is why hacksaw works very slowly but provide better finish to the product.
Tooth form of blade: if you notice by flipping the hacksaw blade there is a wave-like structure, hacksaw exporters India assured that the teeth set in such a way that would not damage when cutting through sturdy metal like steel.
Teeth structure of per inch
A hacksaw blade usually has 14 to 32 teeth in between per inch. Generally, blades with 18 teeth or less per inch are considered to be more suitable for cutting plastics, and soft metal and blades with 20-32 teeth per inch are deemed ideal for cutting steel. Sometimes it depends on the worker if they want they could customize it accordingly.
Handle of a hacksaw
Hacksaw consist of a closed piston grip handle, this handle is generally used for more extensive and longer blades to make it easier to hold. Larger the handle more it supports the blade and protects it from getting a twist and cut the workpiece quickly.