Most of us need to rough cut sheet goods done to manageable sizes before getting them on to the table saw for final sizing. The challenge is getting a cut from a circular saw that looks different from a beaver chewed through your expensive sheet stock. Freud’s Ultimate Plywood and Melamine blade, $50, promises splinter-free surfaces on both faces of your sheet stock.
The cut quality comes from a bunch of characteristics. With 60 teeth, this is a very fine-toothed circular saw blade. The blade has a Hi-ATB (alternate top bevel) tooth geometry, which is the tooth type that typically leaves the smoothest edge. It’s also a thin kerf blade, which will be especially helpful for underpowered saws. Combined with a straight edge and your circular saw, this blade allows chip-free cutting. No beaver marks…
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Freud LUK79R007 7-1/4″ blade