6 Different Types of Bandsaw Blades(with Pictures)

You’re a guy who loves to work with wood and you know what tools are your everyday used items. But do you also know about band saw blades?

Did you know that the different types of Bandsaw Blades out there are perfect for cutting anything from wood to metal and all in-between? Yes, some bandsaw blade types are designed only for one specific material. Knowing which type is best suited for your project will make it go smoother than ever before! That’s why we’ll be covering every detail about each type right here today so you can find what suits your needs perfectly.

Types of Bandsaw Blade

There are so many blades that come with the band saw. But today we’ll be focusing on some of the most useful and more commonly used top six bandsaw blade types.

types of bandsaw blades
  • Regular Tooth
  • Hook Tooth
  • Skip Tooth blade
  • Variable Tooth
  • Diamond Blade
  • Wavy Tooth

Regular Tooth

regular tooth bandsaw blades

The blade is perfect for general metal cutting as well as finishing on woodworking. It has been made with a straight-faced number of teeth, deep gullets between every tooth which makes it popular inaccurate cuts of softwood and hardwoods alike.

Hook Tooth blade

Hook Tooth blade

This blade is made to be versatile, which means it can cut anything from a copper pipe out of the wall or an apple. The blade has 10-degree undercuts and hooks on either side for major cuts as well as finer details.

The blade is short and sometimes the finishing was done in a negative way, which can cause some problems.

Variable Tooth

variable tooth bandsaw blade

The blade you are looking at is known as a broach-tooth knife. This type of blade doesn’t have any counterparts because it’s so unique! There are two types: the full tooth and half tooth blades, both with their own individual purposes.

  • Variable tooth blade
  • Variable pitch blade

Variable tooth blade: 

This blade is perfect for those looking to get away from the noise and vibration of a kitchen. With its specialized design, it can help reduce some unwanted sounds that may come with cooking or chopping food on your countertop.

Variable pitch blade:

This blade has some different types than your everyday, fixed tooth blades. The main difference between this blade is the size. The size isn’t measured in millimeters but rather TPI (teeth per inch TPI).

Diamond band saw Blade

80 inch diamond band saw blade

The diamond blade is mainly used for metal cutting. It’s great on hard materials like steel, aluminum, and marble if you’re into that kind of thing in your woodworking or other metallurgical pursuits! The one drawback, however: it can’t cut through anything softer than a tin can without clogging up the delicate teeth of this special sawing tool. Like.

  • Brick
  • Concrete
  • Reinforced concrete
  • Tiles
  • Marbles
  • Porcelain
  • Ceramic
  • Glass

With razor-sharp teeth, this blade is ready to take on anything in its path.

Skip Tooth blade

skip tooth blade bandsaw

Skip tooth blades are perfect for soft cutting, woodworking, and other related tasks. They have flat gullets with no angle in them which is similar to hook teeth. The blade has a 90-degree angle that can be sharp on the side where it meets up with these straight angles at the gully spot. With these types of cuts, you get clean finishing but only if your cat isn’t very long like more than 12 inches or so because they won’t give you smooth finishing without any disturbances from things impeding its way through whatever material you’re trying to slice/cut.

Wavy Tooth blade

hook tooth bandsaw blade

The wavy blade teeth are specially designed to make it easier for saw blades to cut a variety of shapes. This type of design helps reduce tooth stripping, which means you can have peace of mind while cutting any thin sections like tubing, sheet stock, and piping without having your teeth strip away from the metal surface as they slide along its edge.


What are the different types of bandsaw blades?

There are 3 main types of blade teeth on your band saw: regular (the most popular), hook, or skip. The reason so many people go with this option instead of picking one that’s less commonly used is simple — they cut freely through some woods while other tooth styles get caught up in them more easily than you would think possible given how thin these pieces can be when being sawn out by any kind of woodworking machinery.”

How do I choose a bandsaw blade for wood?

When it comes to cutting, the width of your blade is just as important. If you’re planning on making a curved cut and want an even smaller radius than what’s available with standard blades, then make sure that when purchasing your blade for cuts like these, there isn’t any larger-than-needed space between the teeth near its edge – especially if those teeth will be pointed toward yourself while in use.


We hope after reading this list of the many kinds of band saw blades, you will feel much more knowledgeable about what is out there.

There are many types of Bandsaw Blades. Every blade has its own specific use and cutting power, so it’s important to know which one you need before purchasing any type of blade.

To make the right decision on what size is best suited for your needs, be sure to look at all available options in-store or online first.

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We are a small team of woodworkers, engineers and contractors with over 20 years experience working on power tools. We have taken the time to educate ourselves in order to give you our best advice when it comes to outdoor equipment (OPE). I am an engineer who holds degrees in mechanical engineering as well, which has given me insight into what goes into making these products work for your specific needs.

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