Rip Blade

A rip blade is a type of band saw blade or circular saw blade specifically designed for making rip cuts, which are cuts made parallel to the grain of a workpiece, typically in wood. Rip blades typically feature a low tooth count, a large gullet, and a positive rake angle to enable efficient material removal and reduce the risk of binding during the cutting process. The resulting cut may be rougher than that produced by a crosscut blade, but the rip blade provides faster and more aggressive cutting.