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Saw Blade Buying Guide - Shop Class Basics

Use this saw blade buying guide from Lowe's Shop Class Basics to find the right blade for your next project. There are several different sizes of blades. The three most common blade size are: 7 1/4" which are used primarily for circular saws, 10" blades that are used for table saws and occasionally miter saws, and 12" blades that are always for miter saws. There are also many types of blades such as rip blades, cross cut blades and specialty blades for cutting different types of materials. The next thing to look at is the number of teeth. The greater the number of teeth, the smoother the cut. The lower the number of teeth, the more quickly it will move through the wood. The space between the teeth is called the gullet. You should take into account the material you are cutting when choosing your blade. Many manufacturers put charts on the back of the saw blade packaging to show you which blade work best for which materials. With a little education and a little research, you can pick the right blade for your project. Find a wide variety of power tool accessories at http://www.Lowes.com/PowerTools Subscribe to Lowe's YouTube for great how to videos and home improvement tips: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=lowes Or head to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/Lowes
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