How to Use flat grind table saw blade

What kind of flat top grind blade do I Need?

Any of the flat top grind (FTG) blades should be fine. Infinity 010-024/124, Forrest, Ridge Carbide, Freud Industrial LU87/LM72, CMT Industrial 201.024.10/202.024.10, Amana Tool RB1020, Delta Industrial and DeWalt Precision Trim all have them in a rip blade configuration – range is 18T to 24T.

What are the different types of table saw blades?

Basic Blade Types. There are four basic blade types, determined by the shape, or grind, of their teeth. They are flat top grind (FTG), alternate top bevel (ATB), combination (ATBR), and triple-chip grind (TCG) [Figure 1 and Photo A]. FTG blades have teeth whose top edges are square to the saw plate.

What makes a table saw blade better for sharpening?

The bigger teeth means that they can withstand more sharpening. Thicker blades tend to vibrate less due to the fact that more metal means more stability and rigidity. As with most combination blades, the teeth are in sets of 5 with One FTG (Flat Top Grind) that removes the bulk of the waste and 4 ATB teeth to clean up the cut.

What's the best way to cut with a table saw?

Here’s how to perform crosscuts on a table saw. Buy it now on Amazon. Cutting in the direction of the grain, also known as “ripping,” is best done with a ripping blade. It takes bigger bites of wood than a blade with more teeth.


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