Made in the USA, the Micro-Kerf saw blade is an all-purpose cutting saw blade for hard and soft woods plus most plastics. It works excellent in glue-line ripping, cross cutting applications, and chop/mitre sawing. This is a true industrial quality carbide-tipped saw blade, made of the finest grades of metals. The plate is fully hardened, laser cut, precision ground and tensioned with a run-out less than ½ the thickness of your hair (+/-0.001”). The blade has a built in dampening system that reduces vibrations, making cuts quieter and more precise, causing the saw blade to remain sharp longer. This dampening system also acts as a heat sink. It draws the heat from the outer diameter of the saw blade and keeps the blade cutting straight. All of the manufacturing components from the steel to the packaging are purchased in the USA.