What type of saw blade are you using?

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy.

When I first started working on my house, I never really thought of the type of blade on my saws. Didn’t everyone just use the blade that came with the saw? 

But when I needed a new blade, there were so many different saw blades to choose from. Maybe it was time for me to try something new!

 TYPE OF SAW BLADE

Are you using the right saw blade for that project?

Not only are there saw blades that cut wood, metal, and concrete but they also come in different sizes for different saws. The most popular kinds are wood blades, used in a miter or circular saw.

So what type of saw blade are you using?

Disclosure: This post contains some affiliate links or referral links for your convenience. It is a way for this site to earn advertising commissions by advertising or linking to certain products and/or services, click here to read my full disclosure policy.

THE BIG DIFFERENCE

Here is what makes each blade different: the teeth. The more teeth the blade has, the smoother or finer the cut will be. But when there are more teeth on a blade, the quicker the blade will dull.

THE MATERIAL

Another thing you need to consider is the material – the type of wood you will be cutting. Some wood will cut better with a certain type of blade.

Here is what Dewalt recommends on their packaging:

Are you using the right saw blade for your DIY project?

WHAT DO I USE?

My miter saw came with the standard 32-teeth blade and it worked well for simple projects. 

I then purchased a 40-teeth blade for my circular saw to see how that worked. I ended up using this blade for our whole project of building a shed, cutting plywood, LP siding, and standard wood. I would recommend this blade for an all-round cut.

I also purchased an 80-teeth blade to see the difference between this and the other blades. I used the blade to trim pieces of plywood for kitchen cabinets. This blade is perfect when you want very smooth cuts. I loved using this blade and even though I can already tell that it will dull faster than the blade with less teeth, the finish is worth it.  

Here is what I would recommend in a saw blade:

General Cutting: 40-teeth but not lower than 32-teeth

Finer Cutting: I would use at least 60-teeth but you can use more teeth, depending on the finish you want. The 80-teeth blade came in a combo pack of blades I purchased recently.

WHAT TYPE OF SAW BLADE ARE YOU USING?

So you see, there is a difference in a wood blade depending on the material you are cutting . The right type of blade will save you time and effort. Next time you start a new project,you may want to change the teeth on your blade before cutting.

What is your favorite blade type? Do you like one with 40-teeth? Or maybe you need to try some new blades?

Happy Sawing!!!

3 THINGS TO DO BEFORE STARTING A HOME PROJECT
This PDF is absolutely FREE to the TwoFeetFirst community. By providing your email address and name, you will receive our newsletter plus you will receive the FREE 3 things to do before starting a home project PDF!!
Thank you for subscribing!

Similar Posts