The following are the most common bandsaw blade types and their approximate costs in Australia:

  1. Carbon Steel Bandsaw Blades: These are basic, economical blades made from high carbon steel. They are suitable for cutting softwood and non-ferrous metals. Cost: AUD $10-30 per blade.

  2. Bi-Metal Bandsaw Blades: These blades have a high-speed steel (HSS) tooth edge welded to a flexible spring steel back, providing longer blade life and the ability to cut through a wider range of materials, including hardwood, metal, and plastics. Cost: AUD $30-100 per blade.

  3. Carbide-Tipped Bandsaw Blades: These blades have carbide-tipped teeth that offer extended blade life and are ideal for cutting hard and abrasive materials such as exotic hardwoods and metal. Cost: AUD $80-200 per blade.

  4. Diamond Bandsaw Blades: These blades have diamond grit embedded in the blade edge, making them suitable for cutting hard and brittle materials such as glass, ceramics, and composites. Cost: AUD $100-300 per blade.

  5. Specialty Bandsaw Blades: These include blades with specific features such as variable pitch, variable tooth set, or specialty tooth profiles designed for specific applications such as resawing, curve cutting, or metal cutting. Cost: AUD $50-200 per blade.

Please note that these costs are approximate and may vary depending on the brand, length, width, and thickness of the bandsaw blade, as well as the retailer or supplier. It's recommended to check with local suppliers or online retailers in Australia for current and accurate pricing information.