For jobs like rough carpentry where speed is more important than getting a clean cut, the 24 teeth of the framing blades are effective. Plywood blades have a lot of teeth to create a finish with less splintering.
How many teeth do I need on a circular saw blade?
Most cuts through plywood can be made with a 40- tooth blade. The thin veneer is likely to blow out on the underside of the cut, a characteristic known as tearout, if the blade has more than 60 teeth. The amount of teeth required to get the cleanest cut is even higher.
Is it better to have more or less teeth on a circular saw?
More teeth are smoother and have a better cut. The number of teeth is slower, with a rougher cut. A smooth cut will be created by blades with more teeth than by blades with fewer teeth. A 10-inch rip blade that is designed to be used for ripping up lumber might have just 24 teeth.
How do I choose a circular saw blade?
A sharper cut can be provided by blades with fewer teeth than by blades with more teeth. The benefit of fewer teeth is that they are easier to cut. A general use blade is all that’s needed for most construction work.
What is a 24 tooth blade used for?
For jobs like rough carpentry where speed is more important than getting a clean cut, the 24 teeth of the framing blades are effective. Plywood blades have a lot of teeth to create a finish with less splintering. Thin-kerf blades have a narrow profile that makes them easier to cut.
How many teeth does it take to rip wood?
To rip solid wood, use a blade of at least 24 or 30 teeth. It will take longer if you use 40-, 50-, or 50- tooth blades. Cross-cutting wood or sawing plywood can be done with a blade of 40 to 80 teeth. The general purpose blade can be used for 40 to 50 teeth.
Can I use a larger blade on my circular saw?
Is it possible for me to use larger blades? There is a short answer. You should only use larger saw blades if the difference is less than 1mm. Most saws are built to tight tolerances in order to be safe.
What size circular saw will cut a 4×4?
The best way to cut a 4×4 post is to use either a standard circular saw or a 10-inch radial arm saw, both of which can cut through a post in one pass.
How do I know if I need a new circular saw blade?
When it’s time to replace a circular saw blade, look for worn-down, broken and missing teeth or chips in the tips of the blade. Use a bright light and magnifying glass to see if the wear line on the edges is starting to dull.
What size saw blade for 2×4?
The diameter of a circular saw blade is less than 7 inches. Rough cuts on 2×4 framing lumber can be made with 14 teeth. The saw blade would destroy the wood if it was used to cut thin material. It would make a bad cut on plywood.
What is a 180 tooth saw blade used for?
The 180T Plywood/OSB Saw blade features a fully-hardened and flattened steel plate that makes it easy to cut plywood. The blade is made of high carbon steel and heavy gauge.