8-1/2″x 48T Thin Kerf Sliding Compound Miter Saw Blade. This thin kerf industrial blade provides a superior finish cut with sliding compound miter saws. The 5° negative hook angle helps prevent the blade from being too aggressive and pushes the work piece down and towards the fence. Thin kerf blades remove less material than standard carbide blades, thus requiring less horsepower to produce equally good results. . . Premium Tico™ HI-Density Carbide Crosscutting Blend for Maximum Performance. Negative Hook Angles minimizes climbing for better control. Thin Kerf requires less power and allows for faster feed rate. Perma-SHIELD™Non-Stick Coating reduces blade drag, protects the blade from corrosion and pitch build-up. .