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 Jeweler Saw Blade Sizes and Information 


Choose the blade that best suits the thickness of the material being cut (or sawn). The ideal ratio is 3 teeth on the materials at any time. Use a B and S gauge to determine the thickness if unknown.

Blade Size
For use with:
Blade Thickness
Blade Depth
Teeth per Inch
Drill Size for Piercing
6/0
24 gauge
.0070''
.0140''
76.0
79
5/0
22-24 gauge
.0080''
.0157''
71.0
78
4/0
22 gauge
.0086''
.0175''
66.0
77
3/0
22 gauge
.0095''
.0190''
61.0
76
2/0
20-22 gauge
.0103''
.0204''
56.0
75
1/0
18-22 gauge
.0110''
.0220''
53.5
73
1
18-20 gauge
.0120''
.0240''
51.0
71
2
16-18 gauge
.0134''
.0276''
43.0
70
3
12-14 gauge
.0140''
.0290''
40.5
68
4
10 gauge
.0150''
.0307''
38.0
67
5
8 gauge
.0158''
.0331''
35.5
65
6
6-8 gauge
.0173''
.0370''
33.0
58


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