There are many types of saw blades available, but in this article we're going to look at circular saw blades.
If you're looking for a good, reliable wood saw blade, you should consider a tungsten carbide tipped or HSS blade. For more demanding applications, you'll need to consider more advanced blades or you'll suffer tools that simply can't cut the material, or very soon get blunt and/or overheat. Diamond tipping enables manufacturers to offer a range of blades precisely matched to the requirements of cutting some of the hardest materials.
For Ceramic and Stone tiling for walls and floors, (in homes and in commercial environments), look for tile cutting blades. These will bite into these hard surfaces and provide a clean, well-finished hole. And, for other kinds of flooring, such as concrete and asphalt, there are specialised floorsaw blades.
When it comes to cutting building products such as engineering bricks, concrete and clay products a segmented universal/hard diamond blade with cooling holes to disperse some of the heat is an excellent choice. While, if you're cutting natural stone as well, a top-quality superfast blade would be a better choice.
Stepping down from the most difficult of materials, a standard general-purpose diamond blade can easily handle the demands of cutting bricks, slabs, concrete paviors, roof tiles and most concrete products.
Whatever kind of drilling or cutting job you're faced with, it's always best to ensure you're using the best kind of blade or drill. It'll make the job easier, give you a better a finish and also potentially save you money by lasting longer.