Saw Blade Specification Chart

This list of common saw blade sizes gives correlating blade thickness, depth, teeth per inch, drill size for piercing and cutting capacity.

Last edited: 6/23/2020
Blade
size
Blade
thickness
Blade
depth
Teeth per inch Recommended
for (B&S gauge)*:
Drill size for piercing
8/0 .0063" .0126" 89.0 up to 26 80
7/0 .0067" .0130" 84.0 24–26 80
6/0 .0070" .0140" 76.0 24 79
5/0 .0080" .0157" 71.0 22–24 78
4/0 .0086" .0175" 66.0 22 77
3/0 .0095" .0190" 61.0 22 76
2/0 .0103" .0204" 56.0 20–22 75
1/0 .0110" .0220" 53.5 18–22 73
1 .0120" .0240" 51.0 18–20 71
2 .0134" .0276" 43.0 16–18 70
3 .0140" .0290" 40.5 16–18 68
4 .0150" .0307" 38.0 16–18 67
5 .0158" .0331" 35.5 16 65
6 .0173" .0370" 33.0 14 58
7 .0189" .0400" 30.5 12 57
8 .0197" .0440" 28.0 12 55

*Note that any various saw blade sizes may be suitable for use with a range of metal gauges, and a given metal gauge may be cut with a range of saw blade sizes, based on the specific cutting task you are performing, the contours to be cut and the fineness of the details.

Diagram of saw blade compared to required drill size