CMT blades. Enough said.
Featured in the popular 285 series, these blades have a positive 5° rake and 15° ATB (Alernate Tooth Bevel) grind. Because of the number of teeth on these blades (relative to their diameter), they are best suited for crosscutting timber and ply as well as two-sided melamine while leaving a desirable smooth finish that requires minimal further processing.
Due to the higher tooth configuration, feed rates will need to be slower than the Standard Timber Crosscut Blades. For ultra-sharp and smooth edge and face finishes in these materials, check out the Melamine & Fine Cut Off Saw Blades.
Classified as an Orange Chrome Blade, upgrades over the existing, standard CMT Crosscut Blades are -
Special Industrial Chromium Micrograin Carbide (0.5µm) reduces the cutting edge abrasion; while improving cut quality and extending the tool life. Combined with Mirror Finish Sharpening, which features less than 0.25µm Rmax edge roughness; it guarantees extra-clean cuts and extended tool life.
They also have a special Chrome Coating which -
- Protects from overheating
- Protects against corrosion and rust
- Reduces resin build-ups
- Improves chip ejection
- Improves performance and cutting life
They are also a Low-Noise Saw Blade - slots are filled with orange polyurethane that reduces vibration and noise (<86 dB); whilst improving the cutting quality and extending the tool's lifetime.
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