Table and miter saw blades come in many different configurations.
First, when it comes to the number of teeth, fewer teeth cut more quickly and more coarsely while more teeth on your blade will cut slower but it will also leave a smoother cut.
Next, is the tooth style.
Here is where we will discuss one of the few styles of teeth that make up combination blades.
Combination Blades, also listed as ATB+R teeth, are great all purpose blades for ripping and crosscutting. Combination blades and configured like the drawings above. With 50 teeth grouped into sets of five teeth, the sets consist of four ATB teeth (alternate top bevel) and one FTG tooth (flat top grind). The ATB teeth help the blade cut clean crosscuts while the FTG teeth help the blade make rip cuts.
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