When Should You Replace Your Carbide-Tip Saw Blades?

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Many tradesmen and industrial operators rely on carbide-tip saw blades to run their businesses. Purchasing carbide-tip saw blades is an investment, so you want to ensure their longevity by taking proper care of them. Even still, there may come a day where you need to purchase additional carbide-tip saw blades to run your operations.

When Should You Replace Your Carbide-Tip Saw Blades?

Most carbide-tip saw blades will start to cut slower than normal or completely bind mid-cut when they need to be sharpened. They may also create more tears or chipping than usual or produce burn marks when they begin to get dull. Keep in mind that these are not signs that your carbide-tip saw blades are failing – they may simply need professional sharpening.

Instead of replacing your carbide-tip saw blades, have us at Farris Belt & Saw Company sharpen them. These blades typically need to be ground at a certain angle using a diamond wheel to restore their sharpness. Keep in mind that excessive use of your carbide-tip saw blades without regular sharpening can cause permanent damage.

If, after sharpening, you still have concerns about the performance of your carbide-tip saw blades, it may be time to further examine them and replace them. Factors such as how often you use your blades, the way you use your saw, and the original quality of your blade will affect their longevity. To schedule sharpening or to learn more about our sharpening process for carbide-tip saw blades, contact us today.