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Alternate Top Bevel (ATB)
Alternate Top Bevel (ATB)

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

Triple Chip Grind (TCG)
Triple Chip Grind (TCG)

    Balanced cutting force
    Best wear resistance
    Extra care must be taken to sharpen properly
    Good chip flow
    Typically used for cutting metal, aluminum, plastic, and solid surface materials

Flat Top Grind (FTG)
Flat Top Grind (FTG)

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

4 ATB & 1 FTG (4 & 1)
4 ATB & 1 FTG (4 & 1)

    Great for both ripping (with the grain) and crosscutting (across the grain)
    Produces a smooth cut with little to no tear out
    Fragile point of leading tip is prone to damage and wear
    Typically used on general purpose and combination blades

High Alternate Top Bevel (HI ATB)
High Alternate Top Bevel (HI ATB)

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

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