Saw blades a cut above …

There are several considerations to make when purchasing a saw blade. First  and foremost is the kind of cutting you’ll be performing. In general, saw blades are designed to deliver the best results for a particular application, for example: ripping, cross-cutting, rough cutting, finishing, etc. Another key consideration is the type of material you’ll be cutting—wood, plyboard, non-ferrous metal, cement board, etc.

For the DIYer and professional alike, tooth count is also important. As a general rule of thumb, the more teeth or cutting tips (e.g. 60T = 60 teeth), the smoother the cut. A lower tooth count translates into more material removed but a rougher finish, like framing work.

Other considerations include size of the gullet (rounded space between tips cut into the blade plate), kerf width, tooth configuration and the tooth angle (a.k.a. hook angle).

Whether you’re building pictures frames for a hobby, a new deck for backyard entertainment or a new house for a client, you’ll want saw blades that stay sharp and consistently deliver high-end results.

Admiral is a line of professional-quality saw blades for those who don’t want to pay a premium but still demand performance that’s a cut above! Check out their current selection:

 


5-1/2 in. 30T Circular Saw Blade
This top quality circular saw blade features resharpenable long-lasting C3 carbide tips delivering four times the cutting life compared to standard circular saw blades. Additional features include an ultra-thin kerf with Nitro Shield™ non-stick coating and anti-kickback design.

Went to work on a new deck and this blade performed like a champ. Clean cuts and no bogging down. Can’t beat it at this price point. – Rusty-c, Skiatook, OK

 

 

 

7-1/4 in. 24T Framing Circular Saw Blade
The C3 carbide tips are impact resistant and won’t break, fracture or crack when hitting nails or other foreign objects while cutting through solid, natural wood. Designed for heavy-duty use, the blade features a carbon steel body, heat vents and expansion slots for smoother cuts, thin kerf with Nitro Shield non-stick coating and anti-kickback design.

Also available in a 3-pack!

One of the cheapest, but has been the best saw blade I have purchased. Needed to last for small porch job, but works so well, it has lasted thru several and remained just as sharp as when I first purchased it. – John, Lake City

 

 

7-1/4 in. 40T Finishing Circular Saw Blade
Featuring resharpenable construction-grade C3 carbide tips, this blade will last up to 50 times longer compared to standard carbon steel blades! With a hardened carbon steel body for resilient durability, this outstanding circular saw blade is ideal for any home garage or professional shop for a variety of projects! Additional features include a thin kerf with the non-stick Nitro Shield coating and anti-kickback design.

Cuts as well or better than any carbide tipped blade I’ve used at a much lower cost. Didn’t expect it to perform this well. – Chuter, Green Bay

 

 


7-1/4 in. 40T Fine Finishing Circular Saw Blade
The resharpenable construction-grade C3 carbide tips provide longevity up to 50 times longer than other brands of carbon steel blades. The blade features shock-resistant brazing and a hardened steel body for resilience and durability. It also has a thin kerf with the Nitro Shield non-stick coating.

Clean, fast cuts. Could not be happier. – Sonone4fun, Ventura

 

 


7-1/4 in. 60T Ultra Finish Circular Saw Blade
Ideal for finishing work, this saw blade features alternate top bevel C3 tungsten carbide tips which are ground to a razor-sharp edge. The heat-treated carbon steel body has a hand-plated surface to prevent pitch build-up. Ground hand-tensioned expansion slots provide cooler running with less binding. The blade also features a thin kerf with the non-stick Nitro Shield coating, shock-resistant brazing and anti-kickback design.

This blade produces a smooth finish, and the carbide teeth insure a long, sharp life. – PHR, Bloomington, MN

 

 


7-1/4 in. 48T Metal Cutting Circular Saw Blade
Make quick cuts in light-gauge ferrous metal with this metal-cutting circular saw blade. The blade features resharpenable construction-grade C6 carbide tips, shock resistant brazing, thin kerf with Nitro Shield non-stick coating and anti-kickback design.

I used this blade to cut a metal roof and sides from an old house trailer. No problem… it made the job easy. – anton, Chanango Co., NY

 

 


7-1/4 in. 140T Plywood Circular Saw Blade
Cut plywood, paneling and veneer with this high tooth-count saw blade. It features a ground and polished carbon steel body and is rated for 8000 RPM. Designed for improved accuracy, this circular saw blade features steel teeth and a thin kerf with the Nitro Shield non-stick coating.

Sliced through 3/4 plywood with a smooth, clean cut. Only bought the one blade, but will be back for more. – B.Lade, Niagara Falls, NY

 

 


7-1/4 in. 4T PCD Fiber Cement Circular Saw Blade
Cut cement board, backer board and green board with ease using this polycrystalline diamond-tipped (PCD) saw blade. The hardened teeth can last up to 60 times longer compared to standard blades. The blade also features ground hand-tensioned expansion slots providing cooler running with less binding and thin kerf with the non-stick Nitro Shield coating.

I had a siding job using Hardie board siding. This blade cut smoothly with much less dust than the masonry blade I had been using … – risky, Burns, OR

 



10 in., 40T General Purpose Circular Saw Blade
The Nitro Shield™ non-stick coating helps this circular saw blade last up to four times longer compared to regular steel blades. A narrow kerf generates smooth, clean cuts with no burning or dragging. The circular saw blade features construction-grade C3 carbide tips and anti-kickback design.

Had a Diablo [saw blade] … big name blade with broken tooth … replaced with this one and wow, so much better. – the farm

 

 

 

10 in. 50T Combination Circular Saw Blade
This combination saw blade is designed for ripping and crosscutting lumber and plywood. Run it up to 7000 RPM to power through projects ranging from furniture building to remodeling. The blade features construction-grade C3 carbide resharpenable tips, thin kerf with Nitro Shield nonstick coating and anti-kickback design.

I used this the first day I purchased it. I got a nice smooth cut and have used it more than I ever thought I would and very pleased! – frostmarketing1, Spring Hill

 

 


10 in. 60T Finishing Circular Saw Blade
The alternate top bevel design is specially engineered for clean cutting and lasting performance. This industrial saw blade features a full kerf laser cut body with Nitro Shield non-stick coating, construction-grade C4 carbide tips and anti-vibration design.

I am going on 30 years of wood working and always trusted my work to name brand saw blades with fancy this and that. I tried this blade on an oak desk I am creating from the ground up and find it cuts as smooth as any fine toothed blade I have ever used. – Woodworker Dan, Boise, ID

 

 


10 in. 80T Fine Cut Circular Saw Blade
This alternate top bevel blade provides precision cutting and enduring performance! The saw blade features a full kerf laser cut body with Nitro Shield non-stick coating, construction-grade C4 carbide tips and anti-kickback design.

Same quality as the big box stores, sells for half the price they sell it for. Excellent quality and every bit as durable. Cuts great and true and clean. I will buy again and again. – Joe, Staunton, VA

 

 

 

12 in. 60T Fine Finish Circular Saw Blade
You’ll get smooth cutting action with this blade which features construction-grade C3 carbide tips, heat-treated high carbon steel body with a hand-plated surface to prevent pitch build-up, thin kerf with Nitro Shield non-stick coating, ground hand-tensioned expansion slots for cooler running with less binding and anti-kickback design.

It cuts smooth and it is very sharp. I used a DeWalt blade before, but it was not as good as this one. – Mangi, Jeff City, MO

 

 


12 in. 80T Finishing Circular Saw Blade
This high-quality blade is designed for keen cutting and consistent performance. The blade is heat-treated, surface ground and plated for toughness. The blade also features construction-grade C3 carbide tips, heat vents and expansion slots to prevent warping and anti-kickback design.

Works as good as blades costing three times as much. Good job HF!! – cottonwood, NW, KS

 

 


12 in. 96T Finishing Circular Saw Blade
The construction-grade C4 tungsten carbide tips stay sharp cut after cut! The blade also features a full kerf laser-cut body with the Nitro Shield non-stick coating and anti-vibration design. Expect nothing less than precision results and long life from this saw blade!

Everyone on the job laughed at me when I told ‘em how good it cut. Now every saw on the job has one on it and the trim is getting cut faster and looking better than ever. – TW, LA

 

For more detailed information, you can also check out the full line of Admiral saw blades here or visit your local Harbor Freight Tools store!

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