Understanding how to saw metal more efficiently and effectively will help save you time and frustration at the bench. Follow the tips and tricks below to make your next sawing job easier and faster.
Choosing the right saw blade size is both an art and a science. Use our Saw Blade Sizing Chart below and these tips to pick the right blade every time. Saw blades come in standard sizes from 8/0 (pronounced "eight aught") to 8. The size of blade you use is determined by the gauge of metal you are cutting.
A size 8 blade is the thickest blade available and has the fewest teeth per inch. A size 8/0 blade is the thinnest blade and has the most teeth per inch.
When you are piercing a piece of metal in order to insert a saw blade and saw out a shape, it's important to know which size drill bit corresponds to the size of blade you are using. Use the chart to help you decide which drill bit you need.
There are a few things you need to know before installing a saw blade in your saw frame.