When it comes to a Panel Saw, blade selection matters.
Always determine the right blade for the selected substrate when making cuts with your panel saw. Standard 25 tooth blades are for fine for general purpose cuts but for more finished pieces it is important to select the correct blade. For plastics such as acrylic, lexan, and PVC you should select a premium high tooth count blade with an Alternate Top Bevel (ATB) tooth design. The teeth of this type blade alternate between a left and right bevel to yield a smooth finish cut in plastics. For thin aluminum and aluminum composites, select a premium blade with a high tooth count and a Triple Chip Grind (TCG) tooth design. TCG blades offer superior cutting through nonferrous metals and unlike ATB blades the teeth are not beveled left and right but rather alternate between a higher “trapezoid” shaped tooth and a lower flat top tooth.
Saw Trax Classic, 1000, 2000 and Sign Maker’s series Panel Saws all feature a 7 ¼ inch blade which is the most common size of a circular saw blade. Panel saw blade selection is very important to your cut quality and for this reason Saw Trax uses the 7 ¼ blade to give the end user the ability to easily find the blade of their choice. Other panel saw manufactures use 8” blades which are not as readily available, are limited in options and can be much more expensive.
Saw Trax also offers both a 60 tooth plastic cutting blade (Part # Pl-60) and a 60 tooth aluminum cutting blade (Part # AL-60) with the above-mentioned features.