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Saw Blade 101

Alternate top bevel. Negative blade hook. Gullet spacing.

Why does buying a new blade for a table saw, radial arm saw or chop saw sound like you are speaking a foreign language?

Saw Blade close upBuying a new blade can be a confusing experience. That’s why this guide from Rockler Tools is so valuable.

From clearly explaining the different teeth sets found on carbide blades to describing how the blade’s plate thickness can affect cut quality, this guide can answer the basic questions and make your decision a little easier.

While the guide is written to give advice to Rockler customers, it is definitely a must read before you upgrade your saw’s blade or if you have questions about your existing one.

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