Blade Pitch

Blade pitch, also known as tooth spacing or tooth pitch, refers to the distance between the points of adjacent teeth on a band saw blade. It is usually measured in teeth per inch (TPI) or millimeters per tooth. The blade pitch affects the cutting speed, chip removal, and surface finish of the cut. A lower TPI or larger pitch is suitable for fast, rough cuts, while a higher TPI or smaller pitch is ideal for slower, finer cuts.