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 called TCG, which stands for triple chip grind.
Blades with TCG teeth are great blades for cutting dense materials.
As you can see from the above drawings the teeth on these blades alternate between a chamfered tooth and a flat raker tooth. The chamfered tooth roughs out the cut while the flat tooth cleans up the cut.
The types of materials that these blades are best for are dense materials, such as, solid surface materials, plastic laminates, brass and aluminum. ATB teeth would dull too quickly on these materials. The TCG blades can also be an option when cutting mdf, melamine, particle board.
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