Saw Blade: terminology, parts and features
Saw edges can have shifting tooth shapes and designs. Every arrangement has its favorable circumstances and weaknesses. To pick the right arrangement for your errand, you should consider the material you are cutting, the nature of completion, and how quick you need to cut.
1- FTG: Flat Top Grind
Level confronted teeth which cut over the entire width of the saw line (the “kerf”).
Cuts quick (every tooth cuts 100% of the width of the score) additionally leaves a rougher completion.
Perfect for cutting effectively along the wood grain and through non-ferrous metals.
Perfect for annihilation work
Arrangement frequently found on round saw cutting edges
For the most part sturdy and efficient
2- ATB: Alternate Top Bevel
Rotating slant example which cuts the wood filaments on one side, then on the other (every tooth cuts on one side just, i.e. half of the kerf).
Does not decrease as quick as a level top crush however gives a superior completion.
Cuts successfully both crosswise over and along the grain.
For cutting wood floor boards, plywood, pine studs and arranged strand board (OSB).
Commonly found on crosscut cutting edges and generally useful blades.Especially compelling when utilized on miter saws and round saws.
Less sturdy than FTG cutting edges (have a tendency to chip all the more effortlessly).
Hello there ATB: High Alternate Top Bevel
Ultra-wipe, without chipping.
For hardwood, plywood, melamine and composites.
Utilized for the most part with table saws.
3- ATBR: Alternate Top Bevel with Raker
Groupings of teeth isolated by a neck to encourage chip evacuation.
Every arrangement of teeth as a rule embodies four substitute top-slanted teeth and one level confronted tooth.
For crosscutting and tearing.
Great results on a wide range of wood and wood-based materials.
Adaptable arrangement, productive on a wide range of saws however particularly powerful with table saws.
4- TCG: Triple Chip Grind
Made out of two diverse molded teeth.
One of the teeth is marginally higher than the other and is angled at 45° on both corners, to cut into the material down the focal point of the kerf.
The other tooth has a level top, which gets out the material that the angled tooth has not uprooted.
Continues overheating to a base, which broadens the life of the cutting edge.
Prescribed for cutting warmth delicate materials.
Slices easily and neatly through hard materials, for example, kitchen counters, melamine, hardwood and MDF.
Can be utilized to cut aluminum.
Cuts more gradually than alternate designs.