Clearance Angle

The clearance angle, also known as the relief angle, is the angle between the back edge of a band saw tooth and the trailing edge of the material being cut. This angle allows the tooth to clear the material as it moves through the cut, reducing friction and minimizing the risk of binding or overheating. Proper clearance angles are essential for efficient cutting, smooth surface finishes, and prolonged blade life. Different materials and cutting applications may require specific clearance angles.