Quad Tooth Blades Ensure Quality
Making smooth and safe cuts with a saw depends on having the right blade for the tool and for the type of cut you want to achieve. Our Quad Tooth® System blades are ideal for many applications. There’s no shortage of quality options, and the sheer volume of available blades could bewilder even an experienced logger. That’s why we’ve put together this article. It is part glossary and part guide, with important basic information to help you make the right selection for your application and equipment.
Saw Blade Essentials
Many of our Quad Tooth® System blades are designed to provide their best results in a particular cutting operation. You can get specialized blades for abrasion resistance such as our patented deep gullet disc design. There are also the more general purpose segmented holder disc, which are designed to work well in high impact conditions.
Number of Teeth
In general, blades with more teeth yield a smoother cut, but blades with fewer teeth remove material faster. Typically, our discs have two fewer teeth than the competition for a given size. Not only do our discs cut fast and give a quality finish, but they are also less expensive to run, as there are less teeth to replace.
A Quadco blade is designed to produce a smooth cut across the grain of the wood, without splintering or tearing. Maintaining the edge quality of the teeth will ensure a continued quality cut and finish. Using teeth that are no longer sharp can risk damaging the most merchandisable part of the tree. Reduce the risk and keep your teeth sharp!
Number of Gullets
The gullet is the space in front of each tooth to allow for chip removal. Our patented deep-gullet discs have a larger pocket in front of the tooth, allowing for a smooth chip flow, as well a larger space for the chip to fill, thus reducing wear on the blade.