## Can I use a 5 blade on my circular saw?

Short answer: Within reason, you can. Long answer: For safety reasons the blade gap should not be larger than 1/8″ (3 mm). If you do not care about workplace safety, you can use smaller circular saw blades in most cases.

## How deep can a 5.5 circular saw cut?

How Deep Can a Circular Saw Cut?

Saw Size Max. Depth at 90° Cut Depth at 45°
5 ½ inch Saw 1 ¾ inch 1 3/16 inches
6 ½ inch Saw 2 13/32″ 1 11/16″
7 ¼ inch Saw 2 ½ inches 1 13/16 inch
8 ¼ inch Saw 2 7/8″ 2 ¼″

What sizes do circular saw blades come in?

• Handheld circular saws accept smaller blades, those 4-1/2 inches to 7-1/4 inches in diameter.
• Tile saws use 7-inch or 10-inch diamond blades.
• Table saws and compound miter saws use blades 10 inches or 12 inches in diameter.

### Can I put a circular saw blade on a table saw?

Many new woodworkers do not know that the arbor in a circular saw is the same diameter as most 10″ table saws which means the blades for circular saw fit nicely onto most 10″ table saws.

### How deep can you cut with a circular saw?

Circular Saw Sizes Standard-size saws use 7 1/4-inch blades and can cut a maximum depth of about 2 1/2 inches. Compact saws can use anywhere from 3 3/8-inch blades up to 6 1/2-inch blades.

Will a 7 1 4 circular saw cut a 4×4?

Circular Saw A circular saw is one of the best means of cutting a 4×4 post. Like miter saws that measure less than 12 inches, a circular saw’s 6.5-inch or 7.25-inch blade will not cut cleanly through a 4×4. The maximum depth of most circular saws is just 2.5 inches. This means you’ll need to make two cuts.

## How do I choose a circular saw blade?

The characteristics that determine the function a circular saw blade are:

1. Number of Teeth. Generally, blades with more teeth will provide a smoother, finer cut whereas blades with fewer teeth will provide a rougher cut.
2. Gullet Size.
3. Hook or Rake Angle.
4. Bevel Angle.
5. Kerf.
8. Concrete Reasoning?

## Are circular saw blades interchangeable between brands?

Circular saw blades are designed for use with miter saws, table saws, radial arm saws, cut-off saws and standard circular saws. Many circular blades can be used interchangeably between devices.

What saw blade makes the smoothest cut?

The 44-tooth blade (left) makes a smooth cut and is used for trim carpentry and cabinet making. The coarse 24-tooth blade (right) cuts quicker and is used for rough carpentry work.

### What is the best blade for a circular saw?

Most circular saw blades are carbide tipped, and the orientation of the teeth determines the blade’s primary use. Flat-top (FT) teeth are best for ripping hard and soft woods, while blades with alternating top beveled ( ATB ) teeth are better for crosscutting.