Band saw blades are used in stationary and portable band saws to cut a variety of materials, including wood, ceramic, composite materials, food stuffs, and hard and soft metal. Welded band saw blades form a continuous loop and come in pre-determined lengths for use on standard stationary and portable band saws. Band saw blade coil stock is one continuous length of blade, allowing shops to cut and weld blades to custom lengths. Coil stock is used in blade houses and facilities that have blade welders onsite. Blades for portable band saws are welded blades used to cut pipe, tube, and structural elements where the saw needs to be carried to the workpiece.