5 Essential Circular Saw Blades for Your Home Workshop
No saw blade is good for every job. Keep these five at the ready, so you'll have the right blade for the task at hand.
Diablo Framing Blade
A blade like this is your workhorse, all purpose blade. You’ll use it for easily 75 percent of the work you do with a circular saw. It’ll handle rough framing lumber, plywood and sheathing material with ease. Plus:These are the circular saw tips and techniques all DIYers need to know.
DeWalt Precision Finishing Saw Blade
If you’re cutting hardwood veneer plywood or plastic laminate, you’ll want more teeth. More teethas well as a less aggressive tooth angleleave a cleaner cut. Make sure you save this blade for the stuff that needs a clean cut.Learn how to create circular saw cutting guides for plywood.
Concord Ferrous Metal Cutting Blade
That’s right, you can cut steel with a circular saw. But, you’ll want a blade designed to do the job. A ferrous metal cutting blade has lots of teeth sloped at a shallow angle for efficient cutting and a clean finish. Plus:10 Easy Ways to Cut Metal Fast.
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