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Wood band saw steel is characterised by high fatigue strength, good elasticity and excellent benchabillity, allowing for the production of high-quality blades with long run-times.

EPS recommend the use of Bohler Uddeholm's new range of bandsaw steel called BOHLERSTRIP. Manufactured as premium quality wood band saw steel, in terms of both technical precision and chemical structure, the new range of BOHLERSTRIP coil is available from EPS Services & Tooling for all our customers.

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BOHLERSTRIP is available as BS44 (equivalent to tensile strength 1450 N /mm2) and BS49 (equivalent to tensile strength 1670 N/mm2) offering the proven performance and quality you would expect from Bohler Uddeholm. Additional Nickel content is added, to improve durability in all wide bandsaw coils which are 1.2mm or thicker.

Further Information

UK Supply

BOHLERSRIP is supplied to EPS directly by Bohler Uddeholm precision strip Austria and is a top quality strip coil to support the timber cutting industry throughout the world.

EPS hold a stock of over 40 tons of steel to support our customer's immediate bandsaw requirements to ensure we can promptly supply the majority of orders.

We can manufacture wide band saws in a range from 60mm to 360mm wide with the blades tensioned to your specifications. Your band saws can be supplied ready to run or just toothed and joined. The teeth can be set straight or in a vari-pitch format. The cutting teeth can be Swaged and Shaped, or Stellite Tipped for a more durable and longer lasting cutting edge. All these processes are performed in house to ensure we can offer our customers the best possible quality.

The Wide Band Saw Manufacturing Process at EPS

Our modern press lines produce toothed steel to exacting tolerances while we can punch in a variety of different tooth shapes to match customer requirements. We Butt Weld all our band saws to ensure inclusion free joining and tempering within a very small heat zone.

Our twin plasma-arc manufacturing lines provide high quality Stellite tipping, whilst hydraulic swaging is used for non-tipped blades. Our fully automatic CNC hydraulic tensioning machinery is programmable to meet every blade application, whilst final tooth and side grinding is undertaken on one of our many Vollmer CNC wet grinding machines, which are capable of grinding up to 99 different tooth shapes, including a whole range of Vari-pitch formats.

Stellite Tipping

For extra tip hardness for improved length of service, for cutting frozen timber or for extra smooth finish on softwoods our sophisticated Plasma-arc Stellite tipping machinery will fuse a deposit of hard metal to Rockwell 44C, and correctly anneal it by induction loop heating. The teeth are then precision ground on water cooled CNC equipment to give accurate and razor sharp teeth.

Variable Pitch Teeth

We are also able to offer improved speed of cut and a decrease in blade resonance with the use of a varying pitch formatted teeth, with our unique CNC Production Centre. We can now create different pitch formats to meet your unique requirements.

Cutting Frozen Timber

To help cut frozen (or partly frozen) timber we can provide a frost notch to each saw tooth in a consistent format utilising our modern CNC machinery. A frost notch can help the bandsaw blade process the frozen sawdust more effectively this allowing the timber mill to maintain cutting speeds.


BS49 is designed to keep the tension considerably longer and so can work to a higher load thus supporting higher yields. However this steel should be tipped to ensure the best possible performance


  • High tensile strength for a stable cut
  • Longer running times
  • Designed for Stellite tipping


Bohler's classic wood band saw steel is a proven reliable wood bandsaw steel suitable for all applications and environments;


  • High wear resistance,
  • Excellent for swaging but can be stellite tipped to increase wear resistance
  • Balanced tensile strength with a uniform, material structure

Our bandsaws will be delivered by a major national carrier with plastic stripping applied to the bandsaw, for added protection. 


There is a one off delivery charge of £20, but there is no additional charge for multiple purchases. Our delivery charge, for all the terms ordered, is applied at the point of Check Out. 

Delivery is available in Mainland England, Wales and Scotland (but excludes the Highlands). Please call 01984 624273 (select extension 4) if you require delivery to an address outside of this area.



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