These blades (previously identified as the Timber Wolf® brand) have a five-tooth pattern with minimal set (every fifth tooth is a straight raker), a 6-1/2° rake angle, and a hook angle that results in an incredibly fast-cutting, thin-kerf blade with fast chip removal and, most important, a smooth finish that requires little sanding.
Made in Sweden, the hardened blades will last three to four times longer than stamped or ground blades due to the milling, hardening and quality of the steel. In addition to their fast cut and long life, these blades cut absolutely straight — the body is milled and the teeth are perfectly set, resulting in a straight, smooth cut, regardless of wood thickness. The back of the blade is rounded to assist in making tight radius cuts.
For scroll cutting, the 3/16" x 10 tpi blade is the blade to use — it will cut just as tight a radius as a regular 1/8" blade, but it is stronger. The 1/4" x 6 tpi size is a general-purpose blade suitable for pattern cutting, cutting 2 x 4s, etc. The 3/8" x 3 tpi blade is fast cutting but rough, useful for cutting thick carving or turning blanks.
The Viking® 1/2" x 3 tpi blade will resaw thin straight strips, with no cupping or bowing of the blade, or any dimensional change during the resaw. It will resaw material up to 12" thick and can also be used for turning blanks.
We believe you will be quite excited by the performance of these blades.