Choose between a crosscut and rip blade for your project.
The higher the tooth count, the cleaner the cut. The steel quality of the blade will also determine how durable and how well the saw blade is able to perform.
When purchasing a saw blade it is important to know the type of material you will be cutting and how clean the cut needs to be. Different metals have a tendency to dull at different rates and some metals, like bi-metals, are more suitable for cutting wood than others. The tooth count tells you whether there will be a clean or rough cut.