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Negative Hook Angle Miter Saw Blade

A blade specifically designed for use on a sliding miter saw will give you the best performance. The blade shown below is a 60 tooth, thin-kerf model. But whether you use a Freud blade or another brand, the most important feature is the negative 5° hook angle of the alternating top bevel teeth. This makes the blade much less likely to “grab” during a cut and will produce a smoother, chip-free edge.

60 tooth, thin-kerf blade

 

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