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Lenox Blade Construction Terminology

Blade Back

The body of the blade not including tooth portions.
2. Thickness The thickness of the blade.
3. Width The nominal dimension of a sawblade as measured from the tip of the tooth to the back of the band.
4. Set The bending of the teeth to right or left to allow clearance of the back through the cut.
5. Tooth The cutting portion of a saw blade.
6. Tooth Pitch The distance from the tip of one tooth to the tip of the next tooth.
7. T.P.I. The number of teeth per inch.
8. Gullet The curved area at the base of the tooth.
9. Gullet Depth The distance from the tooth tip to the bottom of the gullet.
10. Tooth Face The surface of the tooth on which the chip is formed.  
11. Tooth Back The surface of the tooth opposite the tooth face.  
12. Tooth Rake Angle The angle of the tooth face measured with respect to a line perpendicular to the cutting direction of the saw.
13. Tooth Face The cutting edge of the saw tooth.  


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