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The Three-Tooth Rule

The Three-Tooth Rule, or How the Number of Teeth Work in a Cut. In order to obtain the best TPI (teeth per inch) for the smoothest cut, follow the three-tooth rule. A minimum of three and a maximum of 24 teeth engaged in a cut. If there are too few teeth in a cut, the blade’s teeth can straddle the work piece and cause the teeth to strip. Too many teeth in a cut may cause the gullets to overload due to there not being enough gullet capacity to hold all of the chips. Along with having teeth strip from the saw blade, blade bounce is …

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All About TPI (teeth per inch)

Here at Sawblade.com, questions arise with regard to perceived saw blade problems. After a few inquiries, it can be determined if the machine operator made any miscalculations with speed and feed, the materials being cut, TPI, and any other variable that ends up impacting the cutting process. In most cases, the customer already knows exactly what is needed. The operator knows the blade size, length and width, the thickness of the blade being ordered, and they know the materials to be cut so there is often no need to ask about carbon, bi-metal, or carbide blades or the proper tooth pitch required for that particular job. There …

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