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Popular Tools

Popular Tools


Popular Tools has  been manufacturing high quality saw blades since 1989. As a maunfacturer they take pride inbeing one of the largest manufacturers fo carbide tipped blades. By controlling the complete manufacturing process they are able to maintain a consistant level of quality and performance giving offering you, the customer, clean cuts and long blade life. Popular inventories over 90,000 circular saw blades in three wharehouses across the US.



According to OSHA standards, maximum safe cutting speed is 18,000 surface feet per minute,(SFM) when cutting wood*. This is the maximum safe saw speed but does not necessarily reflect the best saw speed. The most efficient results are usually obtained at somewhere between ½ and ¾ of the maximum speed. This will vary depending on the type of saw and the material being cut. The table below is a guideline. You experience may indicate the best RPM. Never exceed the maximum safe saw speed

*For aluminum and other metals the maximum safe speed slower.



Size
Max. RPM
Optimal RPM
7-1/4" 8500 3500-5000
8" 8000 3200-3750
10" 7000 3000-3750
12" 5700 2800-3750
14" 5000 2500-3500
16" 4300 2100-3250
18" 3800 1900-2850
20" 3500 1700-2550
22",24" 2500 1500-2200