Alternate Top Bevel
Each tooth has top bevel typically between 10 and 20 degrees. Two (2) teeth are required to provide a full kerf cut. Provides low cutting pressures which reduce material tearing during the cutting process and provides a fine cutting finish. Best performance cross cutting.
High Alternate Top Bevel
Identical configuration to ATB, but each tooth has top bevel of 30 degrees or more. The greater angle can cause faster wearing/dulling. Combine with Micro‐5 carbide to increase time between sharpenings. Ideal for cutting of laminated materials. Provides a fine cutting finish with proper sharpening. An Alternate Face Bevel (AFB) can be added to this design upon request.
Alternate with Raker
Similar configuration to ATB, but every fifth (5th) tooth is a raker which assist is reducing cutting pressure and material tearing during cutting. Can be used for rip cutting and cross cutting in a variety of hard woods, soft woods, plywood and chipboard. This tooth configuration can be produced in a 2+1 or other designs upon request.
Straight Top Grind
Each tooth will cut full kerf making this design very effective for removing material however high cutting pressures are present. Typically used for rip cutting hardwood and softwood.
Triple Chip Grind
This design uses a trapezoidal tooth with 45 deg bevel on each side which performs the cutting work followed by a lower, STR tooth (raker) tooth for clean‐out. Strong tooth design for cutting harder materials such as manmade laminates (single sided) and non‐ferrous materials. Can be used for rip cutting and cross cutting.
Modified Triple Chip Grind
This design starts with TCG configuration, but the STR (raker) tooth has small 45 degree chamfer. The addition of this chamfer, along with special clearances, provides the best possible finish on double face laminate and solid surface materials. This design provides good service life with excellent surface finish on table saws and radial arm saws.
4+1 (for Double Cut Off)
Four (4) ATB teeth are followed by one (1) ATB with bevel in opposite direction. Used for Double Cut Off machines where Left Hand (LH) and Right Hand (RH) blades are used to size materials during the cutting process. Pay special attention when ordering these blades due to the RH and LH configurations.