Raker Tooth

A raker tooth is an unset tooth in a band saw blade or other cutting tools, which is part of a repeating tooth pattern called raker set, consisting of left-set, right-set, and raker teeth. Raker teeth help clear a wider kerf, prevent blade binding or clogging, and improve cutting efficiency by removing material in the center of the cut. This tooth pattern provides a balance between cutting speed and surface finish, making it suitable for general-purpose cutting applications in wood, metal, or plastic.