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Saw Blade Kerf

Every woodworker knows that no two saw blades are alike, and you need to be sure you select the right one for your project. One of the features to look for in a particular saw blade is the blade’s kerf — or the width of the material that is removed when cutting. This is determined […]

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What is a Dado Blade?

A dado blade is a circular saw blade that cuts grooves into the wood that are much wider than traditional saw blade cuts. They are used for interlocking applications. Interlocking joints are common in making bookshelves, drawers, door panels and cabinets. You can use other methods to achieve the wide groove cut without a dado […]

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Ripping Hardwood

There are many popular hardwood species used for woodworking projects, including oak, maple, poplar, cherry, birch and walnut. When working with these wood varieties for projects like flooring, you may need to rip the wood. Ripping refers to cutting the wood along its grain for a lengthwise cut. This type of cut is easy to […]

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Saw Blade Tooth Count: How to Choose a Saw Blade

The timely changing of saw blades is essential for ensuring your tool cuts properly without damaging the workpiece — and for reducing the risk of injury to the operator. If you’re looking to purchase replacement blades for your saws, you’ll need to consider the type of saw and your specific cutting needs and applications. Specifically, […]

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Saw Blade Installation: Which Way Should the Teeth Point on My Saw?

When you’re changing the blade on your industrial saw, you’ll likely notice an arrow that indicates the tool’s rotation. It’s crucial to note this to ensure that the blade’s teeth are pointing in the proper direction. Incorrect installation can damage the wood and increase the risk of injury to the operator. On most power saws, […]

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