For effective use of saw, you need the right kind of blades. It is painstaking task to choose an apt blade for your saw. Ineffective choice may lead to loss and damage of saw and the work done. For precision in cuts and high quality output, it is essential to understand how to choose the best blade for the saw. Wood working is all about creativity and skills of carpentry. High quality skills can be translated into a beautiful wood piece with the help of a good saw. A saw works perfectly when it has a sharp and a fine blade to achieve the absolute finish. Wooden work looks classy when it is done neatly and with absolute finish. To achieve high rates of professionalism, wood artists must have the right methodology and process to identify the finest blade for the saw. Some of the specifications that help the wood cutter to choose the blade are the diameter and the type of the blade. For easy cuts, cross cut blade or rip blades are preferred by wood cutters.
If you have a handheld saw, small blades are usable ranging from four and a half to seven and a half inches in diameter. For metal cutting, generally chop saws are used that range from 14 inches made of aluminum oxide or silicon carbide. Hence, it is imperative to think what kind of materials are to be cut by the blade. Avoid shortcuts as the repercussions are perilous.
Select the right blade
As the cars need the right tires, similarly the saw needs the right blade for good performance. Wood cutters may land up to a perplexed situation where they are in dilemma to how to choose the best blade. If you see a blade, the steel body or the plate is designed flat and smooth to get the precise cut. A good blade would have thicker plates rendering smooth cuts for engineering. A cross cut blade has a higher tooth counts to provide smooth cuts. The tooth is very sharp that shears the wood nicely with precision. Majorly saw blades are designed to deliver high quality ripping and cross cutting wood. There are specialty blades for cutting plywood, MDF and melamine. Rip blades do not provide a very smooth cut that cross cut blades but cut quicker than cross cut blades. Rip blades are designed to cut the wooden piece along the grain whereas cross cut blades cut perpendicular to the grain of wood.
There are other blades such as nail cutting blades, finish blades, dado cutting blades, metal cutting blades, dry diamond blades, etc. Every blade is customized and designed to cater to the different needs of the woodcutter. To cut porcelain or ceramic materials, dry diamond blade is the best solution. When wood cutters are involved in renovation work, they may have to cut wooden pieces which have hidden nails. For such work, nail cutting blades work the best. Dado cutting blades are designed to cut grooves and dadoes, moldings, tenons etc. with finish. They are very easy to use and render quick and smoother cuts. Good research can help wood cutters to understand the different uses of different blades.