1060 – 09 – The Different Types of Tooth Sets
The number and arrangement of saw blade teeth is called tooth set. There are three common types:
The Raker – A tooth set with a uniform set angle, the Raker tooth set has a sequence of three teeth: left, right, and straight. It’s best when used to make quick cuts and achieve an excellent finish. This type of tooth set is the most popular.
Alternate – This tooth sequence alters between left and right each tooth. When finish is no issue, this saw cuts quickly and effectively.
Wavy – As the name suggests, this tooth sequence has a series of teeth set to one side – three to right, three to the left, separated by one straight tooth. This set is a common site in low cost carbon steel blades.
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