CHOOSING AND USING
Match tooth style to application-and keep the blade sharp.
The latest production machinery still cannot replace the skilled craftsman who exercises final judgement on trueness and the anvil tensioning.
by John Schultz
Circular sawblades come in many
styles. What are these and how should
you choose the right blade for a particular
application? Some technical background
Steel or Carbide?
First, consider what material is used
for the cutting edge. The two materials
commonly used in blades for home
building are standard steel and carbide.
There are also high-speed steel
blades (for cutting brass), semi-highspeed
steel (for friction sawing), highcarbon,
high-chrome (best for many
aluminum cutting jobs), Stellitetipped
(for some sawmill applications),