Band saw jig saw blades

Circular saw blades

Skill Jigsaw Blades 4380Cuchillas Para Trompo Carpinteria

Bayonet style shank (jig saw)

Universal shank

Rake angle (hook blade)

Reciprocating saw blade types

RECIPROCATING SAWS are used to perform many different construction tasks. The size and shape of the blades used changes dramatically according to use. Keep a complete set of biades in your saw case.

A good set of reciprocating saw blades includes: (A) 6 in., 18 tpi blade for heavy metal; (B) 6 in., 10 tpi blade for general mtting; (C) 9 in., 6 tpi blade for fast cuts and generai roughing in; (D) 12 in., 8 tpi blade for cutting timbers and other thick materials; (E) 6 in., 4 tpi blade for fast, rough wood-cutting; (F) 6 in., 5 tpi blade for fast, cleaner cuts; (G) 35/8 in., 14 tpi blade for curved cuts In hard woods.

Gullet

Standard band saw blade

Raker (rake angle)

Alternate tooth set

Wavy tooth set

STRAIGHT BLADES for jig saws, band saws, scroll saws and reciprocating saws vary by number of teeth per inch (tpi), the set of the teeth, the rake angle of the teeth, and the width and thickness of the blade. The type of metal used to make the blade and the presence of carbide or other hardened steei tips affect the longevity (and the price) of the blades. Blades for some tools have numerous tooth configurations: for example, band saw blades can be purchased with standard teeth (above), or sWp fooffj and hook-tooth configurations.

CIRCULAR SAW BLADES are fitted onto portable circular saws, table saws, radial-arm saws and power miter saws. Select blades by matching the number of teeth per inch to the task at hand-but make sure the tpi number is for the correct blade diameter (anywhere from in. to 18 in. or so, with 7V4 in. the most common for portable circular saws, and 10 In. the most common for table saws, power miter saws and radial-arm saws).

COMMON CIRCULAR SAW BLADE STYLES (right) Include: (A) Generai purpose combination blade (good for ripping); (B) Thin-kerf anti-kickback blade (note expansion slots); (C) Roofer's biade (for portable circular saws); (D) Trim-cutting blade (for clean, relatively fast cross-cuts); (E) Carbide-tipped cross-cutting blade (good for power miter saws). Generally, more teeth per inch produce cleaner, slower cuts.

Saw blade selection chart

I Band saw

Task Width (In.) Pitch

Style*

Set*

Scroll work, Joinery

Vh 14 tpi

ST

AB or R

Cutting light metal

U 14 tpi

ST

W

Tight curves

VU 6 tpi

SK

AB

Smooth curves

3/ie 10 tpi

ST

AB

General purpose

Vi 6-8 tpi

STorSK

AB

Rip-cutting

Vi 4-6 tpi

H

AB or R

Gen. crosscutting

^ 8-10 tpi

STorSK

AB or R

Fast crosscutting

% 4 tpi

SK

AB

Resawlng

4 tpi

ti

AB

"Key ST=staniJartJ, SK-skip-tooth, H=hook-tooth, ABaalternate-bevei, R~raker,

W~wavy

J Eg Saw

Task

Material

Length

Pitch

f^st, rough carpentry

Wood

4 in.

6 tpi

General purpose

Wood

4 In.

8 tpi

Smooth finish

Wood

4 In.

10 tpi

Extra-smooth finish

Wood

3 in.

12 14 tpi

Light metai

Metal

3 In.

12-14 tpi

Thick metai

Metal

3 In.

24 tpi

Circular Saw

Task

Type

TRI <8V4-in./l(Hfi. dia.)

General purpose

Combination

16-36/18-50

Trim carpentry

Crass-cut

40 64/60-80

Rough carpentry

Cross-cut

34-40/40-60

Smooth cross-cutting

Cross-cut

50-64/60 80

Rip-cutting

Ripping

16-36/18-24

Plywood and partlcieboard

Plywood/panel

4 8-64/GO-SO

Light metai

Metni-cutting

58-64/60-72

Scroll Saw

Task

Type

Gauge

Pitch

Generai cutting

Scrolling

#5

15 tpi

Cutting without tear-out

Reverse-tooth fret

#7

11.5 tpi

Fine seraiiwork

Scrolling

#7

12 tpi

Very tight curves

Spirai-tooth

#,2

41 tpi

Fast cuts

Fret

#9

11.5 tpi

Skill Band Saw
Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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