Ask Octav – What is Rake Angle?

Ask Octav – What is Rake Angle?

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A customer from Canada asked “What is Rake Angle and what will give me the cleanest cut on MDF”


Thanks for the question.

Rake Angle refers to the position of the blade teeth in relation to the product being cut. There are 3 different types of Rake Angles: Positive (15-27 degrees), Negative (0-8 degrees) and 0 degrees. The lower the Rake the better the quality but the slower the cut. A blade with a more aggressive rake angle will cut faster but the quality of the cut will go down.

I would recommend a 10” x 80T Mitre Wood blade (Item# NCSBP246 ) for a perfect clean cut on MDF