Advanced Wood Drilling Tips

Detailed answers for wood drilling questions Drill perfect holes in wood with no tearout There are two method to drilling holes in wood with no tearout based on precision. (1) Fine woodworking applications use a backer board. Clamp the workpiece and the backer board together. Select a good-quality bit with a starting point and side […]

How to Select the Right Reciprocating Saw Blade

Choose a reciprocating saw blade in just two steps 1.  Match the reciprocating blade to the job Bi-Metal (BiM) – This highly flexible, tough combination of HSS and HCS results in a blade suitable for the most demanding applications when there is a risk of breakage or when extreme versatility is required. High Speed Steel […]

How to Select the Right Jig Saw Blade

Jig Saw Blade Types Bi-Metal – Bi-metal jig saw blades last 10 times longer than high carbon steel blades and twice as long as high speed steel blades. High Carbon Steel – High carbon steel jig saw blades are precision filed and set for maximum cutting performance in ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Hollow ground blade […]

Circular Saw Blade Comparison & Product Listing

Vermont American Circular Saw Blades Wood Cutting Circular Saw Blades King Carbide™ Series – Ripping and crosscutting soft and hard wood, chipboard, plywood, laminated and veneered panels. Remodeling blades for nail-embedded wood.  Resharpenable oversized Dyanite™ carbide teeth resist shock and last up to 5X longer than standard carbide. Thick, hardened bodies resist deflection for precise […]

Threading Tools and Taps Guide

Vermont American taps and dies are tooled to the most exacting specifications to ensure that bolts fit tightly and anchor securely. Taps are rust and tarnish resistant for greater durability and more accurate fitting. Taper Taps – 8 to 10 threads chamfered for easy starting of thread in tough materials. Plug Taps – 3 to […]

The Ultimate Guide to Band Saw Blades – Break-In and Troubleshooting

Band Saw Blade Break-In Procedures All band saw blades, regardless of the manufacturer, need to be “broken in”. When new, the teeth are just too sharp. Cutting at full rate will cause fracturing of the feather edges, which will lead to premature blade failure. Breaking in a band saw blade wears off this ultra sharp […]

Hole Saw System Types – How to Choose the Right Hole Saw System

Hole Saw System Choices Hole Saw Systems Selection Guide Bi-metal hole saws – For heavy duty cutting in wood, plastics, composite materials and any machinable metal (stainless steel, mild steel, cast iron, copper, brass, aluminum).  Super hard high speed steel teeth cut fast.  Strong electron beam weld.  Knock out holes for plug removal.  Tough alloy […]

Bi-Metal Hole Saw Recommended Cutting Speeds

Hole Saw Use and Care Information Lubricants – Use a good cutting oil for faster, more efficient cutting in ferrous metals. Do not use cutting oil when cutting cast iron. Paraffin or beeswax is frequently used when cutting aluminum. Workpiece position – Do not enter the workpiece at an angle. It is important to have […]

Router Bit Features & Terminology

Vermont American router bits are precision-engineered to provide the smoothest, most accurate cutting for professional craftsmen, carpenters, do-it-yourselfers and hobbyists. Available in carbide tipped, titanium coated and high speed steel styles. Router Bit Types Carbide Tipped – Specially formulated carbide grades for superior durability and cutting edges. 1/4” and 1/2” shanks are available. Titanium Coated […]