Could someone point me towards information that will explain hook angle for me and which is best in the TS and CMS? I haven’t made my final choice for a x-cut/gp blade for my TS, but I’ve expanded things to include a 12″ CMS.
Using the Forrest Chopmaster as the benchmark (30 deg ATBR, -ve 5 deg hook angle, supposedly for CMS and SCMS) I then came across the 2007 Taunton tool guide which suggested a hook angle of 0 deg to 5 deg for a miter saw, which left me a bit confused.
Help with this point would be appreciated.
FWIW I recently completed trimming out a house with relatively wide stain grade fir baseboards and had some tearout. That got me thinking about picking up a new 12″ CMS (to add to the 8 1/4″ CMS and the 10″ SCMS) and a blade to go with it.