Table Saw Blades Explained
Table saw blades explained is post about Woodworking 101 bookmarked by clinton with ID 11536636432 was uploaded on 22-04-2019 and has been viewed 70,366 times.
I like a good sharp table saw blade as much as any woodworker.But I also don't want to overspend on a blade, also just like any woodworker.So what I did was come up with a list of saw blades that are useful in most woodshops, and depending on your needs and your budget, you can determine which ones are worth spending money on, and which ones not so much.
But before we dive into all that, I'd like to explain some fundementals so we're both on the same page with why this does this, and why that does that, etc.Saw Blades 101 - An Intro To The Blade and Its Teeth First lets define a few key terms and acronyms: Kerf - The width of the blade tooth.
Full kerf is 1/8″, thin kerf is 3/32″.Gullet - this is the curved cutaway part of the blade between the teeth.Anti-Kickback Shoulder - This is a non-cutting part of the blade that protrudes out behind a tooth.
ATB - Alternate Top BevelFTG - Flat Top GrindTCG - Triple Chip GrindHook Angle - The angle in which the tooth leans forward or backward.Negative is leaning back.Positive hook angle is more aggressive and leans forward into...