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my desktopHook Angle +22º to -6º:
Rip blades use a hook angle from 20º to 22º. The higher the hook angle, the more agressive the cut. Melamine and plastics use a negative hook blade.

my desktopTop Clearance Angle 12º - 15º
This relief angle changes with the style of blade. 12º for soft materials and 15º for harder materials.

my desktop1. Top Bevel Angle:
The steeper the angle the sharper the tooth is and the faster it becomes dull.

2. Radial Side Angle:
Provides for side clearance to prevent burning.

General Information

my desktopKerf ('K'):
Refers to the largest width of the saw tooth, and is expressed in decimal or millimeters.

Plate ('P'):
Refers to thickness of the steel plate or body of the saw, and is expressed in decimals or millimeters.

my desktop
Tooth Spacing ('S') :
Refers to the approximate dimension between 2 teeth.

Hook ('H') :
Refers to the angle of the tooth to the centerline. A positive hook angle is a forward leaning (closed) tooth.
A backward leaning tooth (open)
is one with a negative hook.

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