Wow! I would have thought this would have gotten answered by now,
but I guess not.
Brant from E-Wax (wax-guy at comcast dot net) creates waxes set up
for jewelers needing very precisely made ring tubes, sheets of
precise geometry for CAM, etc. BTW, his prices on wax products are
the lowest ANYWHERE, bar none and he can provide both Kerr and Matt.
Anyway, a call to him says he uses a Delta band saw, 3/8 inch blade
with a tooth count of 4.
What’s important is blade speed and feed rate. Too much and you melt
the wax and clog the blade. Too slow or too little feed, you get the
And he said it’s VERY important to have proper adjustment of the
blade guides, both top and bottom. I asked for details, he said it’d
take a book and that I should maybe take a HS shop class…and,
hey, he’s my brother!
Hope that helps…