What type of blade do you recommend to cut 9/16" engineered hardwood. My
understanding is that a blade with more teeth will make a finer cut.
Looking over the blades at Lowes/depot it seems that most of the blades
~60-80 tooth would work fine. However, if more teeth is better than why not
use a plywood blade that has 180 teeth?
Sorry if this is a basic question.
Engineered hardwood flooring is made with a plywood base and a "good" layer
of hardwood on top that has a very durable finish. You can see it a
www.mannington.com or the Bruce flooring at Home Depot/Lowes. A plywood
blade will work, but is not really needed. A good carbide blade will do as
Need more info:
Handheld circular saw?
I'd use a 36 or 40 tooth 7 1/4"
36 if I was going to make rip and cross-cuts with the same blade.
10" 40 tooth combination blade for ripping and cross-cutting
Power Miter saw?
10" - up to 60 teeth for really clean cuts
Probably 80 or 96 teeth on a 12"
More teeth make a finer cut, but take much longer to cut. Ripping the length
of the wood with a high tooth count could be problematic. Too many teeth in
contact with the wood will cause burning, especially in hardwoods. Plywood
blades do not fare well on hardwoods at all. You will want carbide tips.
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