Dewalt has come out with new woodworking saw blades, featuring new exclusive and patent-pending “ToughTrack” tooth technology.
Dewalt says that their new framing and ripping circular saw blades are engineered for straight, accurate cuts over the life of the blade. They feature an ATB+R tooth grind, which helps the blade clear debris from the cutting channel, allowing for straight and smooth cuts.
The blades also have patented body slots, to help reduce vibration.
Dewalt also says that the blades’ thin kerf design “delivers exceptional user feel.”
The teeth are made of high-density tungsten carbide for wear resistance and long life. The shoulder is reinforced for impact resistance and durability. Dewalt says that this is especially true when faced with cutting nail-embedded wood.
A ToughCoat anti-stick coating helps to reduce friction and gumming-up.
The blades are optimized for both cordless and corded circular saws. They’ll be available in several sizes:
Blade Sizes and Styles
- DWA161218, 6 1/2″ 18T BLISTER, $10
- DWA161224, 6 1/2″ 24T BLISTER, $11
- DWA161240, 6 1/2″ 40T BLISTER, $16
- DWA1612CMB, COMBO PACK- 6 1/2″ 18T & 24T, $20
- DWA171424, 7 1/4″ 24T BLISTER, $10
- DWA1714242, 7 1/4″ 24T 2PK, $19
- DWA1714243, 7 1/4″ 24T 3PK, $28
- DWA171424B10, 7 1/4″ 24T BULK (10), $10 each
- DWA171424DB10, 7 1/4″ 24T WORM DRIVE BULK (10), $10 each
- DWA171440, 7 1/4″ 40T BLISTER, $15
- DWA171440B10, 7 1/4″ 40T BULK (10), $15 each
- DWA171460, 7 1/4″ 60T BLISTER, $20
- DWA171460B10, 7 1/4″ 60T BULK (10), $20 each
- DWA181424, 8 1/4″ 24T BLISTER, $12
- DWA181424B10, 8 1/4″ 24T BULK (10), $12 each
- DWA181440, 8 1/4″ 40T BLISTER, $29
ETA: Spring 2019
Dewalt says that all of their 6-1/2″ and 7-1/4″ cordless circular saws, and also combo kits that include saws, will come with one of these new blades.
The new Dewalt ToughTrack circular saw blades look different from the previous Precision Framing and Precision Finishing blades.
They also look different compared to the Dewalt FlexVolt circular saw blades.
Honestly, we’re not given much to go by. Current sell sheets sound good and proper, but don’t actually describe what users can expect from the new blades, at least compared to current or existing blade types.
They deliver “exceptional user feel.” But what does that mean? The new Dewalt circular saw blades are designed to cut straight and last long. But how do these saw blades stand out?
Looking at Dewalt PrecisionFinish and FlexVolt saw blades in 7-1/4″ and 60T sizing, the new blades do look to have updated tooth geometries. In the photos, it looks like the teeth are larger, which would be a good improvement.
Dewalt power tool accessories are generally quite good, and the pricing of the new blades seems to be comparable to that of their other premium circular saw blades.
These blades should start rolling out to stores soon. If you try one, please let us know what you think!