Saw blades and tooth forms

For the STANDARD, STANDARD S, EVOLUTION, CONTROL and STRIEBIG 4D models, the diameter of the standard saw blade is 303 mm. For the COMPACT model the saw blade diameter is 250 mm. The tooth width of the saw blades is 3.2 mm and the main saw blade is 2.2 mm thick. The maximum permitted saw blade width is 3.5 mm. The saw-shaft has a diameter of 30 mm and the saw blades must have secondary holes Ø 9 mm with a pitch circle of 60 mm (Compact Ø 7 mm with a pitch circle of 42 mm) so that they can be inserted into the machine.

The information below serves as a rough guide for the use of HM circular saw blades. They show a selection of the most commonly used tooth forms for circular saw blades and which materials can be best cut by them. Please note that the names of these tooth forms can differ from manufacturer to manufacturer. The correct cutting edge shapes for the individual application should be determined through recommendations of the tool manufacturers or through cutting tests.

Hollow roof flat tooth with bevel: (STRIEBIG standard saw blade)

Coated chipboard, uncoated chipboard, MDF, OSB, blockboard, plywood or multiplex boards and other general wood-based boards.

Trapezoidal flat tooth:

Longitudinal cuts of solid wood in hardwood, duroplastics (PUR, PES, epoxy resins, MF), thermoplastics (PA, PE, PP, PMMA, PS), fibre-reinforced plastics (GRP), aluminium, gypsum boards, cement-bonded boards, Alucobond and plasterboard.

Alternating tooth:

Solid wood cross-sections in hardwood, softwood and exotic wood, uncoated chipboard, laminated wood panels, veneer, thermoplastics (PA, PE, PP, PMMA, PS), acrylic glass and mineral wool panels.

Diamond saw blades (DIA saw blades) can be used with all model types. You can also use a diamond saw blades for the scoring saw unit.

Depending on the material, the service life of diamond saw blades can be 15 to 25 times longer than with conventional HM saw blades. The higher purchase costs can be recouped through lower retooling costs and fewer sharpening cycles. Another advantage is the wide range of materials that can be processed with high cutting quality. These include decorative chipboard panels as well as MDF, blockboard, plywood or multiplex boards coated with primer film. Longitudinal and cross sections are possible in solid wood, aluminium composite panels, plastics such as Plexiglas, abrasive materials such as gypsum, solid core and mineral materials (Corian®, HiMacs, Staron), Eternit® (asbestos free), rock wool, glass fibre reinforced resin panels and fibre reinforced plastics.

Several factors must be considered when selecting a suitable saw blade for your STRIEBIG panel saw. These include the material to be cut such as wood, plastic or metal, the intended cut quality, the maximum cutting thickness, the cutting width, the cutting speed and the availability of application-specific saw blades.

Depending on the material and requirements, saw blades with different cutting and tooth geometries must be selected. We recommend to contact an authorised sales partners to determine the most suitable saw blade for the specific application.

These experienced professionals can make recommendations based on their experience and knowledge to achieve optimal results with the panel saw.

There are several things you can do to extend the service life of your saw blade. Always select the right saw blade for the material and the application. Check the saw parameters such as speed and feed rate and make sure they are set correctly. Keep the saw blade clean by regularly removing chips and residue.

Avoid overheating the saw  by not overloading it and by maintaining an appropriate cutting speed. To avoid damage to the saw blade, do not cut into foreign objects.

Carry out regular maintenance and check the saw blade for damage and wear. Note that saw blades will need to be replaced at some point despite good care. Striebig recommends that you regularly check the condition of the saw blade and replace it immediately if there are signs of wear or damage.