offer high quality carbide tipped saw blades for demanding
industrial applications at very competitive pricing. Our saw
blades are made from the highest quality materials. Using
premium quality tool steels and C-4 through C-11 superior
microsheen submicron carbide, the cutting performance of our
saw blades are second to none.We have 3 regional warehouses
stocking over 90,000 saw blades, ready for immediate shipment.
"TIPS" ABOUT SAW BLADE TIPS
TOP GRIND (FTG) flat top "chisel" teeth are generally
used on "ripping" type saw blades. They work great
for soft and hard woods alike and are quite effective at removing
material fast. Less emphasis is placed on splintering and
chipping because these are not as prominent when ripping with
the grain. Flat top teeth can also be used with other tooth
designs to "rake" material out of the cut.
ALTERNATING TOP BEVEL (ATB) this tooth design means that the
carbide alternates between a right and left hand bevel. Also
corresponding tooth face shears can be added to varying degrees
to provide a knife like edge on the high cutting side. These
saw blades are great for cross-cutting solid woods and veneered
plywoods. Higher tooth counts can provide for a finer cut.
Also this design can be used on rip saw blades because it
helps the saw blade to not follow the grain of the wood.
TRIPLE CHIP GRIND (TCG) This tooth design alternates a hogging
tooth with a chisel tooth. This lets the saw blade ease smoothly
into the cut with less chipping than a FTG, while maintaining
much of the saw blade life. This is a great saw blade for
cutting really hard materials like MDF, plastics, laminates
and non-ferrous metals. These are high production saw blades
and will keep their edge longer than ATB with almost as good
COMBINATION (LRLRS) This is kind of a generic term and can
have many applications. L=left, R=Right, S=Straight, Raker.
This tooth design can be used on combination Rip and Crosscut
saw blades by adding an enlarged gullet after the Raker tip
or can be used on precision trim saw blades with enhanced
face shears and top bevels for extremely smooth chip-free
HIGH ALTERNATING TOP BEVEL (HATB) like the name implies this
design is similar to the ATB with alternating top bevels,
and face shears, except the bevels are increased and enhanced.
This design can provide extra fine crosscutting and excel
at cutting materials that are likely to chip. The "extreme
knife like cutting edge" is the perfect saw blade for
slicing through 2 sided melamine and veneered laminates with
a super clean edge on both sides of the cut. Although no blade
can 100% eliminate fine chipping on the exit cut with unsupported
material, this blade will come as close as mechanically possible.
CONICAL (RA ) Conic scoring blades are designed to work in
tandem with our panel saw blades. By adjusting the depth of
the score, the width of the cut can be adjusted to just slightly
wider than the main panel saw blade This combination is commonly
used on double sided melamine and veneered plywoods that chip
or fur easily.
"HOOK" OR "RAKE" ANGLES
THE RIGHT HOOK ANGLE
greatly affect the cutting characteristics of a saw blade. One
thing to remember with hook angles is there are "no free
lunches". When you enhance one aspect of performance, you'll
usually do it to the detriment of another cut quality. An easy
way of explaining is:
(20*or +)=Grabbing Material and Slicing, Stays Sharp Longer, May
Tear Out More
Neg. Hook (5*or -) Pushes Material Away and Scrapes, Dulls Quicker,
Smoother Chip Free Cutting
Hook (10-15*) Jack of all Trades, General Purpose
GETS FUN is when you combine hook angles with the cutting characteristics
of saw tooth config-urations, specialty long lasting carbides,
high performance tool bodies and your on your way to some great
SAW BLADES OR QUESTIONS?
Although our site will
eventually be set up for easy online ordering, we love talking
with our customers. We can quickly manufacture most custom request
and are eager to hear about your particular cutting and manufacturing
challenges. SawBlades-CutSmooth.com is owned and operated by a
full service woodwork cutting tool facility that provides technical
solutions for all facets of industrial woodworking. We don't shy
away from avid hobbyist or weekend warrior garage guys either,
so give a call!