Is more teeth on a saw blade better?
Is More Teeth on a Saw Blade Better?
Is more teeth on a saw blade better? Well, it depends on who you ask but one thing is for sure, having extra teeth on your woodworking tools can help to make any project go faster and easier.
And not only are they great for making things faster and easier, but they can also make your projects more accurate and clean cuts as well. There are two types of teeth on a woodworking tool and that is straight and kerf. Both are important but the key is what you want to focus on if you want to make sure your projects go smoothly.
A saw is cut from a wooden block. If the two edges of the block are straight, the saw blade is considered straight and accurate. Kerf is what happens when a saw blade cuts too close to the edges or wrong side of the block and when it’s jagged then the edges are off. To be more accurate and effective you need a straight edge on the bottom of the wood working tools.
Now lets talk about how these two edges are used. So what happens when you use a saw? When you’re cutting anything, when you’re cutting through wood or metal, you’re going to need a straight edge. In this case the wood working tools are like large blocks of wood.
The idea behind using a saw to cut something is that it cuts at a steady pace without ripping or tearing the wood or whatever it is you’re cutting. So why would you want to put more teeth on your saw?
One reason would be that you’re cutting a part of the material that you don’t have a straight edge on. These are used mostly for small cuts. If you’re going to be making a big cut, you will want to get rid of the kerf and use the straight edge to avoid turning or flipping the wood work to make a straight cut.
Another reason would be if you’re making a part of the hardwood and you don’t have a key. Again, the key is there so that you have more accuracy. But, if you’re going to make a big cut that includes ripping the softwood out of the block then the term will help to keep everything nice and straight as well.
When using wood working tools, sometimes a little bit of extra is needed for speed and accuracy. Don’t just do it because there’s a new blade in the box. Think about it before buying a new tool.