Skip Tooth

A skip tooth, also known as a skip-tooth blade, is a band saw blade tooth pattern characterized by widely spaced teeth and a shallow gullet. Skip tooth blades are designed for cutting soft, fibrous, or abrasive materials, such as wood, plastic, or foam, where rapid chip removal and reduced heat buildup are crucial. The wider tooth spacing allows for efficient chip clearance, minimizing the risk of clogging and heat buildup, while the shallow gullet reduces blade stress and improves cutting performance.