New 3860 TC carbide bandsaw blades from Bahco deliver improved cutting of special alloys

A new range of long life carbide bandsaw blades, delivering improved performance when cutting special alloys used within industries including   aerospace, aviation, defence and power generation, has been developed and introduced by Bahco.

The multi-national hand tool and cutting specialist is renowned as a world leader in carbide blade cutting technology, ideal suited to the most challenging applications.

Their new 3860 TC blades have been designed to cut alloys including titanium, aluminium, stainless steel, Hastalloy, Inconel and Waspalloy.

These blades are manufactured in the UK using the most advanced technology, from top quality raw materials sourced from European suppliers.

Based on Bahco’s renowned 3860 TMC unset carbide blade, the new TC range is now available at highly competitive prices. Its multi-chip design, producing seven chips from a four tooth pattern, maximises cutting performance and blade durability within niche applications.

The new assortment includes:

  • 3860 TCA: a blade with a rake angle of 12 degrees, designed for maximum efficiency when cutting aluminium, including large blocks; ideal for foundries using automated cutting technology;
  • 3860 TCZ: with zero degree rake angle, this blade is ideal for cutting bars with a hardened surface, such as chrome, or cutting graphite; also suitable for cutting non-metallic materials which do not produce chips


  • 3860 TCT: with a ten degree angle, this blade has been designed to open up new markets for unset carbide, at competitive prices; it is suitable for the same applications as TMC blades but with finer TPI’s. It can also be used in place of 3868 and 3881 applications, where surface finish is an issue.

Carbide blades:  background information

Bahco’s high technology bandsaw blade manufacturing centre in South Yorkshire produces both Set Tooth and Unset Tooth carbide blades.

These are the key product differences:

Set tooth:  the carbide tooth tip is the same width as the band; the cutting clearance is created by setting the tooth.

During production the carbide tooth is formed from a carbide ball, ground to create both chamfered and un-chamfered tooth tips of different heights.  The finished ground teeth are set to give cutting clearance.

Unset tooth:  the tooth is wider than the bandsaw material; the wider tooth tip creates its own cutting clearance.

During production the carbide tooth tip is formed from a carbide cylinder, ground to form tooth tips with different heights and differing amounts of chamfer.

  • Technical details or sales information on Bahco’s wide range of carbide bandsaw blades can be obtained by visiting
  • Or by calling Bahco customer services: (01709)  731 731.

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