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Hook 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.
Top Clearance Angle 12º - 15º
This relief angle changes with the style of blade. 12º for soft materials and 15º for harder materials.
1. 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.
Refers to the largest width of the saw tooth, and is expressed in decimal or millimeters.
Refers to thickness of the steel plate or body of the saw, and is expressed in decimals or millimeters.
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.