What the heck does ATB mean on a saw blade tooth profile? I am looking
for a blade to replace my OEM table saw blade (most likely the Forrest
WWII), and I keep seeing ATB as the tooth spec.
Call it what you will, but that CTC makes a whole lot of sense... to me
anyway. Looks like a horsepower hawg though...
If I can get something like that with a 5-degree hook and only 40 teeth,
at exactly .125 wide, It might be what the doctor ordered.
And you're right, a lot of strange things come from California. A long
time friend of mine, recently married a fellow from California who has a
dog named Makita, which looks like an electrocuted sheepdog which just
stepped out of the dryer. At about 120 pounds, that dog looks weird...
like his owner, but at 200 pounds.... and both look to be perpetually
stoned. (They're not users, btw)
That's Alternate Top Bevel. The cutting tip of the teeth is slanted to
provide cleaner cutting for crosscuts. The slant alternates on adjacent
teeth. Frequently there is a flat top tooth interspersed to provide a
flatter bottom to the kerf. ATBR = Alternate top bevel with reker.
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