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Tooth Grinds



ATB Suitable for both ripping (with the grain) and crosscutting
(across the grain)
Little to no tear out
ALTERNATE TOP BEVEL
Alternate Top
Most common tooth grind
Bevel (ATB)
Fragile point of tips are prone to damage and wear
Typically used on general purpose and finishing blades





TCG
Balanced cutting force
Best wear resistance
Triple Chip Grind
TRIPLE CHIP GRIND
Extra care must be taken to sharpen properly
(TCG)
Good chip flow
Typically used for cutting metal, aluminum, plastic, and solid
surface materials



FTG
Cuts on both sides of the kerf at the same time
Twice as effective as ATB grinds for fast cutting
Flat Top Grind
FLAT TOP GRIND
Balanced cutting reduces stress on the plate
(FTG)
Higher amounts of chipping and tear out
Typically used for ripping (with the grain) and specialty
applications


4 & 1
Great for both ripping (with the grain) and crosscutting
(across the grain)
4 ATB & 1 FTG
4 ATB & 1 FTG Produces a smooth cut with little to no tear out
(4 & 1) Fragile point of leading tip is prone to damage and wear


Typically used on general purpose and combination blades




HI ATB
More acute top bevel grind and longer teeth than a
regular ATB grind
HIGH ALTERNATE Extra fine cuts in man made materials without using High Alternate Top
TOP BEVEL a scoring blade
Very fragile point of tips are prone to damage and Bevel (HI ATB)
wear
Typically used for chip free cuts in acrylics, Formica ,
®
laminates, and melamine






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