Picking Circular Saw Blades | Table Saw | Miter Saw

Picking Circular Saw Blades | Table Saw | Miter Saw

Want to know your circular saw blades better to buy the right ones and get better cuts? This is for you. This cover circular saw blades in depth. Not just those for “circular saws” but all tools that use round cutting blades. This applies to miter saws, circular saws, track saws.. the principles are all the same!

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  1. Landon McKay on February 23, 2023 at 6:07 am

    If my blade has a lower tooth count, can I just push extra slow to achieve the same cut as a fine tooth blade? Say I go half the speed would I not be cutting with essentially twice the tooth count?

  2. Louie Moreno on February 23, 2023 at 6:07 am


  3. Ze'ev Ben-David on February 23, 2023 at 6:07 am

    what would be the recommended Circle Saw blades to cut cross cut walnut slab 2.36inch thick?

  4. T L on February 23, 2023 at 6:10 am

    Thank you so much! Best explanation I’ve seen on the difference between miter saw and table saw blades.

  5. ARMANDOACE5 on February 23, 2023 at 6:12 am

    What do you recommend to cut composite wood.

  6. tae912 on February 23, 2023 at 6:14 am

    Ive already seen over 5 videos about circular blades and this video by far explains the Best compared to those videos And my instructors on why we cut certain ways rather than just brushing off as "everyone has their own style/preference"

  7. Zap Rowsdower on February 23, 2023 at 6:16 am

    Don’t toss your blades becuase the label is worn. Take it to a sharpening service. They probably use the same machine to sharpen it that the manufacturer uses to make it. If it isn’t worth sharpening they’ll let you know.

    Diablo can 1000% be resharpened. They’re only going to take like .15mm off of the tooth od and face.

    If you are worried a blade being used for the wrong job w/o the label then mark it with a sharpie. If it gets resharpened and that marking was washed away through the cleaning service then remark it.

  8. A Johnson on February 23, 2023 at 6:17 am

    Hearing your explanation of tooth geometry has me looking at, and understanding more about the blades I use. I work more in metal than wood, and even so found this very helpful. It’s given me a new enthusiasm for my old radial arm saw!

  9. Louis Boccutto on February 23, 2023 at 6:19 am

    Ya lost me at "just throw it away and buy another one." Like you can’t or shouldn’t clean or sharpen your dull saw blade and still have a perfectly fine working and performing saw blade.

  10. Ismael Ramirez on February 23, 2023 at 6:19 am

    Thank you for your explanation!!!
    Did great!!!
    But whats the other bran name? The onde better than diablo?

  11. st7650 on February 23, 2023 at 6:20 am

    Love Diablo blades wondering how well they work with a DEWALT track saw

  12. John Harper on February 23, 2023 at 6:20 am

    Awesome educational video sir! Taught me a lot! Explains a lot of my frustrations and confusion in the past.

  13. Duncan Matthews on February 23, 2023 at 6:21 am

    Very good video, thanks

  14. Danny Meil on February 23, 2023 at 6:23 am

    Thank you for explaining this.

  15. Streamin Freedom on February 23, 2023 at 6:24 am


  16. Markos Mavris on February 23, 2023 at 6:24 am

    Good tutorial!
    Thanx for the info!

  17. catherine cordy on February 23, 2023 at 6:26 am

    You are excellent at breaking it down, what a good teacher does!!

  18. Samuel Carlson on February 23, 2023 at 6:28 am

    This is the most invaluable presentation on this subject I’ve ever ccountered! Thank you !!

  19. Jerry Dempsey on February 23, 2023 at 6:28 am

    Your explanations were greats. Thanks.

  20. Brynley Williams on February 23, 2023 at 6:28 am

    Thanks very helpfull and money saving advice

  21. vVeazel on February 23, 2023 at 6:28 am

    Great video, thank you!

  22. debandmike on February 23, 2023 at 6:29 am

    Amazingly informative! I have not seen such competent explanations about sawblades anywhere. Usually its a bunch of dufases rambling on about nothing with banjo music playing. I appreciate the explanation on the miter saw blades and the scoring, and WHY. Question: so the 24 tooth and 80 tooth ply/melamine blades are given, and then crosscuts should be done on a miter saw anyways. Given that, for just making unpolished stuff when in a hurry, would you recommend a 40 or 60 tooth combination blade (such as when a quick crosscut is needed!)

  23. Teresa Allen on February 23, 2023 at 6:29 am

    Which table saws u recommend I looking hf

  24. lumberjack on February 23, 2023 at 6:31 am

    I have a sister who is into BGBs. In case you don’t know what that means, its abbreviation for bald guys with beards. Anyways, she thinks you are cute. So, if you are interested, then send me a message. She is 5′ – 9" and weighs 198 lbs. Good luck!

  25. Marine Vet on February 23, 2023 at 6:31 am

    Which type of mitre saw blade would I use for getting a clean finish cut in maple for interior 3/4 inch thick trim?

  26. J RODZ on February 23, 2023 at 6:32 am

    AWESOME video. I recently purchased my dream miter saw Dewalt DWS780 and was wondering what blade to pair it up with. Not only did I learn about the blades but, also using the saw. Like you threw away the manual 🤣. You Got a new subscriber. Keep up the good work looking forward to your videos. and again Thank you.

  27. lastditch727 on February 23, 2023 at 6:33 am

    Bought my first Diablo blade about 6 months ago. Spent $70 on a 12" fine finish blade. Subsequently will be the last Diablo blade i buy. What a pos.

  28. ben raunik on February 23, 2023 at 6:35 am

    Which blade would be the best for cutting spaghetti 🍝

  29. Doiley Chair on February 23, 2023 at 6:39 am

    I love my radial arm saw! And actually I’m looking for the best blade to put on it for baseboards. 🙂

  30. Klocko Fett on February 23, 2023 at 6:40 am

    Just bought my first miter saw. Based on my circ and recip saws (nevermind countless other videos I’ve watched in doing research) I know the included blades are always garbage, so I bought a Diablo 80 tooth to go with it. I have some baseboards to cut and I’m building some closet shelving…and eventually a small deck. I’m hoping I made the right blade choice, and this vid is leading me to believe I did. I haven’t opened it yet. Still thinking maybe I should’ve gotten the 100 because of the baseboards.

  31. LiveItLiveNow on February 23, 2023 at 6:41 am

    Great presentation and information! However, you triggered me with the use of plastic straws…you could have just gone to McDonalds and purchased 18 soft drinks and gotten the paper straws, although I don’t think they make paper straws with the flexible section…OK, I’m getting less triggered…

  32. Loren Elkin on February 23, 2023 at 6:41 am

    Nice job. It’s number of teeth not amount.

  33. char63r517 on February 23, 2023 at 6:42 am

    Was hoping to hear about what standard sizes exist on the market

  34. DOME KNOCKA on February 23, 2023 at 6:43 am

    Anyone recommend a good 12 all purpose quality blade for miter saw? Alot of hardwoods actually. Just got flat tip fried blade for tabke saw and realized my stock miter saw blade sucks and want to replace it.

  35. Jon m on February 23, 2023 at 6:44 am

    All I wanna know is when the heck am I going to find a thin kerf ATB + Flat at 8 1/4" for Dewalts newer small table saw. Amazon advertised exactly this in a CMT Orange but when it arrived it was just an ordinary full kerf ATB 8 1/4". I just want a flat tooth blade for this saw so I can do some joinery as it doesn’t accept a dado.

  36. Bradley Allen on February 23, 2023 at 6:45 am

    very good video!

  37. Joshua A on February 23, 2023 at 6:46 am

    Where should old saw blades be safely disposed of? How to do it?

  38. Lic. Eugenio R. Rodríguez on February 23, 2023 at 6:49 am

    One of the best video tutorial educational on this theme !! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

  39. MrCarter'sRods on February 23, 2023 at 6:53 am

    For 10 & 12 inch blades, get the Freud 92 to 100+ tooth and use it for about everything. Whether I’m cutting a 6×6 oak block on the miter saw, or aluminum slotted extrusion, that blade (Freud LU85R012) does it ALL!

    Rarely do I need a different blade.

    Now if I’m cutting certain woods, I use CMT blades. But the Freud, or even their less costly, Diablo series, are great.

    (Their router bits on the other hand… ouch. Avoid Diablo and go Freud or CMT. A piece of spinning carbide flying off a 18,000 rpm shaft is no fun.)

  40. Woodpecker Crafts and Builds on February 23, 2023 at 6:53 am

    Man, master class of knowledge! Thanks again!

  41. Bill Sedutto on February 23, 2023 at 6:54 am

    Great explanation! Very thorough and what I needed to know. Just got a sliding miter saw and trying to figure out if I bought the right blade or if I should return it for a different one. Sounds like I picked the right one. Thanks!

  42. Stephen ponto on February 23, 2023 at 6:54 am

    varsol works good for cleaning blades and does not take the coating off I don’t believe

  43. Kirk Williams on February 23, 2023 at 6:56 am

    Thanks for sharing this video with us.

  44. Ron O’Dell on February 23, 2023 at 6:56 am

    Too many words💁🏼

  45. thelastpatriot on February 23, 2023 at 6:57 am

    I am not going to lie…..That Radial Arm Saw comment "CUT" me pretty bad.

  46. Jeffery Wright on February 23, 2023 at 6:57 am

    Radial arm saws aren’t as dead as you suggest. https://youtu.be/IcGy2Esy74o

  47. James Mack on February 23, 2023 at 6:57 am

    @12:00. Better, safer cuts with less tear out. Brilliant. Reading operators manual, next level, genius. Thank you for that tip (I did not read my manual, if I’m honest).

  48. Eoghan O'Seaghin on February 23, 2023 at 7:00 am

    Crystal clear and comprehensive explanation, thank you!

  49. D L K on February 23, 2023 at 7:00 am

    excellent explanation

  50. MrCarter'sRods on February 23, 2023 at 7:01 am

    Did he just say "if the labels worn off, it’s probably dull. Just throw it away and buy a new one."?

    Oof… R.I.P. diamond/ceramic sharpener industry.

    If I’m paying, say $130+ for a 12in miter saw blade, I’m going to use it, and sharpen it, until the carbide is ½ gone.