I keep stripping teeth in my saw blade. Why?

Check the blade pitch. If the blade engages fewer than six teeth, those teeth are subject to overloading and stripping, especially under heavy feed force. If the blade engages more than 24 teeth, the chips formed may pack the relatively small gullets and strip teeth.

Any chips drawn back into the cut contribute to gullet packing and stripping. Cutting fluid must prevent chip welding, and the chip brush must clean the gullets as the blade exits the cut.

A workpiece that spins or moves in the saw vise will destroy a blade abruptly.