Cutting it fine - Armoth Professional CTE
Carbide-tipped ribbon saws are becoming ever more popular in the woodworking industry. Carbide-tipped ribbon saws have the advantage that the service life is many times that of conventional ribbon saws without carbide tips. Not only that, because the cut is thinner, the amount of wood wasted is far less than with circular saws.
The new ribbon saw, which is marketed under the name “Armoth Professional CTE”, is the result of a development partnership between the tool manufacturer QSGS Technology and carbide specialist Ceratizit. The ribbon saw with carbide tips has been specially developed for the woodworking industry. The individual tips can be brazed to the ribbon saw in different geometrical arrangements, sharpened and simply replaced if they break as a result of incorrect handling.
The saw lasts five times as long
“Thanks to the innovative solution that we developed in conjunction with Ceratizit, we have been able to increase the average service life of the saw fivefold,” says Jan Klepuszewski, managing director of QSGS Technology. The carbide that Ceratizit chose for the job was the chrome alloy, fine-grain grade KCR10. “It offers an ideal balance between hardness, corrosion-resistance and bending strength, giving the best possible performance for working wood, coupled with process reliability,” explains Michael Magin, head of development at Ceratizit. The successful collaboration between QSGS Technology and Ceratizit earned them the “Gold Medal Award” at the DREMA 2015 in Poznań. This makes the ribbon saw one of the twelve most innovative products on show at the international trade show for machines and tools in the wood and furniture industries.