Popular Tools Combination and General Purpose Saw Blades

The Difference Between Combination and General Purpose Saw Blades

Roughly, roughly

–  Combination saw blades are contractor level blades.

–  General purpose blades are handyman, homeowner blades.

–  Serious hobbyists and production facilities use special blades for the tools and materials (e.g. rip, crosscut, melamine, plywood. etc.)

–  Top End Professionals use custom blades generally with 20 extra teeth (as in 60 instead of 40 for ripping and 100 instead of 80 for cross cutting.)  These are specifically designed for the machines, the materials and the overall use.  They are generally about the same price as top end retail blades form big box stores.

The following descriptions are from Popular Tools Saw blades.  These are sold only by professional level shops and are intended for extended use where cut quality is extremely important. Other companies may describe things differently

Popular Tools Saw Blades – Combination 

Combo saw blades are designed for all around use, when acceptable rips and crosscuts must be made with one saw blade. The larger gullets allow deeper cuts and efficient saw dust escape on rip cuts.

Two blades offered

40 and 50 tooth

ATB+R Grind

Both 15 degree hook angle

 

Popular Tools Saw Blades – General Purpose – Alternate Top Bevel Grind

These general saws are designed for every day sizing and cutting of natural woods. A higher number of teeth provides a finer edge to the cut, but should be used only on thinner material. The saw blades designated by the prefix GAM contain Micro-Sheen C-4 sub-micron carbide, which provides longer tool life. The blades designated by the prefix GAL have laser cuts in the body to help reduce noise.

Nine blades offered

All alternate Top Bevel Grind

40, 60, 80 and 100 tooth counts

All 10 degree hook angle

Popular Tools Saw Blades – General Purpose – Triple chip grind

These saws are designed for high production cutting of natural woods, plywood, chipboard, and MDF. The TCG teeth offer less wear than the ATB with nearly the same quality of cut. Blades designated by the prefixGTMcontain Micro-Sheen C-4 sub-micron carbide, which provides for a longer tool life. The blades designated by the prefix GTL have laser cuts in the body to help reduce noise.

Ten Blades offered

All triple chip grind

40, 60, 80 and 100 tooth counts

All 10 degree hook angle except a melamine blade which is -5 degrees

We sell Tenryu, Popular Tools and World’s Best(R) Saw Blades

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