Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 7:30pm – The Science of Blade Design
By jim on
The 2015 season of Second-Tuesday-of-the-Month presentations continues at Hive13 this Tuesday, February 10, at 7:30pm when Hive Wood Shop Area Warden Elly provides a review of the science of blade design.
This cutting edge talk (with never a dull moment) will slice into blade tech like a hot knife in butter.
Blades (and the tools that drive them) are what they are for a reason. There is a right (and wrong) tool and blade for every job. It is all about precision and productivity.
Gain a deeper insight into the mechanics how a first tool material is prepared and shaped to best impart controlled mayhem upon a second work piece material. Why are blades for circular saws, band saws, planers, jointers, and routers as they are? What is the best blade for making a straight cut in wood? Why is different if you are cutting with-the-grain or across-the-grain? What is the best blade for hard woods, soft woods, and laminates? What is the best blade for making a curved cut; both thick and thin? Why don’t these blades work for most plastics or any metals? What are the limits and how do blades fail? Learn the vocabulary of terms like kerf, rake angle, chip load, TPI, and RPM. Know before you use for best results, blade health, and personal safety.
Members, guests, first-time-walk-ins, and all those interested are welcome to come for this talk on Tuesday, February 10, at 7:30pm. (Find Us)