Plane Technical Advisor
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Edmundston, New Brunswick, Canada
It is not the number of teeth that makes the type of cutting, but the type of "tooth" man!
-And the type of grind -(ATB, TCG, and the other one I can't remember now).
-And the tooth angle,
-And blade width and kerf,
-And, and, and...
But basically the more teeth the better cut finish on cross cutting ...not so for ripping! It's a science!!!
For me I use:
- a thin-kerf, 60 tooth ATB (Alternate Top Bevel grind) for ripping and general cutting
- a 80 tooth TCG (Triple-Chip Grind) for ripping and cross-cutting veneers and melamines
- and sometimes a general purpose saw blade for others
You could find a S...-load of info if you google: Freud saws, Diablo Saws and others
I hope this helps