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Saw Blade Chip Load Formula

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Saw Blade Chip Load Formula

Refer back to the Industrial Saw Blade Section for more articles on Saw Blades, including our article on calculating Feed Speed and Saw Blade Tooth Quantity.


Feed Speed (fpm) x 12   =  Chip Load

No. of Teeth x rpm

Note: Feed Speed must be converted to inches. (90 x 12)  


Feed Speed ------- 90 fpm.

No. of Teeth ------  60

RPM --------------- 3600


90     x      12    =     1080    or  .005

60 x 3600              216,000


Chip Load is -----0.005”