Eliminating binding and burning with hollow-ground saw blades
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circular saw blades can produce super-smooth cuts with all
types of woods. In fact, the cuts can be so smooth that these
blades are often referred to as "planer" blades.
them improperly and the result will be excessive heat build-up
...burning of your workpiece edges...and binding that could
bring your cut to an immediate halt as your saw stalls and
the trick. Where most saw blades are designed for use with
their tips breaking the wood surface by only 1/8" to 1/4",
hollow-ground blades are designed to be adjusted so the blade
projects through the workpiece much further....at least to
the bottoms of the tooth gullets...even further if possible.
This is due to the fact that he teeth of hollow-ground blades
typically have no set. As a result, a slight projection of
only 1/8" to 1/4" will not provide sufficient blade side clearance
to prevent this binding and burning.