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CMT Orange Chrome Heavy-Duty Cross Cutting Blade 12" x T72 ATB (1/8" Full Kerf)

Jonathan's Hot Take Description:

This is one of the top professional 12" crosscut or fine finish blades on the market for good reason. The carbide teeth are massive and it is amazing at removing a lot of material while keeping the cut cool. When I am doing a bunch of cross cutting to length or cutting plywood on my table saw or miter saw, where I need a clean edge, this is the blade I reach for. Because it has 72 ATB teeth it is a great regular cross cutting blade. Blades with higher teeth count will give a slightly better finish but take a lot longer to get through a cut. The chrome coating makes it easy to clean which really extends life. These new models have 3 additional patents that increase stabilization and keep the blade cooler. These are now approved for Sawstop and if you're looking for a top tier blade at a big box store price this is definitely my absolute top pick. I recommend a full kerf blade for woodworkers who want greater precision, years of sharpenings out of one blade and saws with more than 1.5 hp. I have been putting my reputation behind these CMT Chrome blades for a couple years now and I couldn't be more proud to be carrying them in my store. You will absolutely love any blade in this line. I guarantee they are on par with any high end blade on the market.


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Applications:  Fine Finish for Cross Cutting and Plywood. Table Saw and Miter Saw


Blade Size: 12"


Bore: 1"


Tooth Type: ATB


Cutting Angle/Hook Angle: 15°/10°


Full Kerf Thickness: .118"


Plate thickness: .098"


Model number: 285.672.12


FTG = Flat top Grind


ATB = Alternate Tooth Bevel


HiATB = High angle Alternate Tooth Bevel


TCG = Trapezoidal or Triple Top Grind (top is flat in the middle and sides are beveled)


RE-SHARPENING INFO Re-Sharpening details are laser engraved on the back of the blade for accurate, full proof, re-sharpening angle information.KEEP YOUR PACKAGING FOR SAFE STORAGE OF YOUR BLADE AND SHIPPING TO SHARPENER. THESE BLADES HAVE EXTRA LARGE, PREMIUM TEETH DESIGNED FOR MULTIPLE SHARPENINGS.


LASER-CUT PREMIUM QUALITY STEEL PLATE BODY- Made with 46-48 HRC precision select high-quality harmonic steel from Germany laser-cut to perfection provides tighter tolerances, longer life and more accurate cuts.


LASER-CUT HEAT EXPANSION SLOTS -  Engineered to allow blade expansion when heat build-up occurs from use, preventing blade warping.


TENSIONING - A visible tensioning ring on our blade body is machine and operation tuned for maximum performance providing more stability during the cut. BODY


FLATNESS - Blade body flatness is obtained via a proprietary straightening procedure which delivers substantially reduced tolerances


CHROME PLATED - Chrome plating protects the blade from corrosion, rust, resin and residue build-up, dramatically extending the blade life and making maintenance fast and easy. Plating significantly reduces the motors absorbed power so the blade moves smoothly throughout the cutting operation. Blade plating surface hardness: 380-400 Vickers.


LASER-CUT SLOTS FILLED WITH SOUND-DAMPENING POLYURETHANE Damping polyurethane reduces vibration and noise by 25% compared to standard non-filled saw blades while improving cutting quality and extending blade life. Strategically positioned slots near the toothed crown provide superior vibration isolation and shock absorption. National Noise Emission Standard & Regulations compliant.


CMT XTREME BALANCING* Our patent pending Xtreme Balancing System delivers extremely accurate dynamic blade balancing, which is magnitudes above and beyond what is currently available in the marketplace. Each blade undergoes rigorous assessment and in the event micro-imbalance is detected, appropriate correction holes will be applied. This translates to precise cutting, longer blade life, reduced vibration, lower noise and less wear and tear on your machine components. * TRADEMARK & PAT. PEND.


TEETH:


INDUSTRIAL CHROME CARBIDE Specially formulated chrome carbide ensures cutting teeth stay sharp longer while reducing cutting edge abrasion, improving cut quality and prolonging life.


TRI-METAL BRAZING Our Silver-Copper-Silver Tri-Metal Tooth Brazing handles high stress and heavy impact associated with cutting hard wood and composite material.


PRECISION MIRROR FINISH SHARPENING Each tooth is precision ground on a multi-axis CNC machine which creates perfect edge angles that delivers extra-clean cutting performance and extended life. Featuring less than 0.25 μm Rmax in edge roughness.