LENOX Launches LENOX MAX CT for Maximum Cutting Performance on Aerospace Alloys

    Aug 05, 2014

    EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass., August 5, 2014 - LENOX®, a leading manufacturer of premium power tool accessories, hand tools and band saw blades, has announced the release of the LENOX MAX CT™ band saw in answer to the stringent needs of the growing aerospace market. Designed to provide increased blade life, faster cutting and superior part finish over traditional band saw blades, MAX CT offers high performance in a range of applications to solve industrial manufacturers′ needs for higher productivity. With advanced blade design, innovative tooth geometry and next generation welding technology, MAX CT provides a quality solution for improved cutting performance on hard to cut metals, resulting in longer blade life and faster, straighter cuts, which translates to fewer changeovers and less downtime

    "From our research, LENOX learned that the most important factors of blade quality for users are longer blade life, increased cutting speed and superior part finish. In response, LENOX created MAX CT to answer the needs of the expanding aerospace market segment and deliver precision cutting on traditionally hard to cut materials," Daniel Fernandes, Product Manager at LENOX said. "In testing, MAX CT produced more cuts per blade than its closest competitors, delivering on our goal to provide products that help lower the total cost of operations."

    Designed for precision cutting, MAX CT provides maximum cutting performance of nickel-based alloys, stainless steels, tool steels and titanium alloys. The high rake angles increase the shear plane angle, reducing cutting forces and aiding in tooth penetration. The blade′s next generation welding technology prevents premature tooth loss, providing a stronger bond between the carbide tip and the backing steel, making for longer blade life and faster cuts.

    MAX CT features a three tooth pattern that balances the chip load and reduces cutting forces, leading to longer blade life. The new gullet design uses an optimized geometry to reduce concentration of stress risers, delivering straight cuts and extended fatigue life. The blade′s precision ground carbides create razor sharp teeth for a mirror-like finish on cut parts. MAX CT is available in a wide range of blade widths to fit the majority of carbide-friendly band saws.

    For more information or for a guaranteed trial offer, visit www.lenoxtools.com MAX CT is available at LENOX distributors nationwide July 14.

    About LENOX

    LENOX began in 1915 with a 10-employee team and a passion for bringing customers hacksaw blades that cut faster and lasted longer. Now, 100 years later, our passion hasn′t changed—but our team has grown to more than 600 people who manufacture and market the LENOX products in more than 70 countries. Our ISO 9001-certified facility in East Longmeadow, Mass., boasts a 500,000 square ft., 11 acre space for designing, testing and manufacturing power tool accessories, hand tools, and band saw blades. LENOX is part of Newell Rubbermaid's global portfolio of leading brands. For more information go to www.lenoxtools.com or sign up to get the latest news at www.twitter.com/lenoxtools www.facebook.com/lenoxtools www.youtube.com/lenoxtools