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Anatomy of a Saw Blade

Not all saw blades are exactly alike. Check out this expert advice on saw blades and how they work together to create a cut.

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teeth good for severing crosscuts
Photo 3 of 3The teeth on this blade are good for severing crosscuts.

Alternate Top Bevel(3 of 3)

A crosscut blade has teeth with sharp edges on the tops on either side. The teeth alternate in their orientation; called an alternate top bevel.

To get a very clean cut, use a blade that has alternate angles as well as a flat angle, like the one seen here.

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