The rake angle depends on the type of material and cut, and in some cases the type of machine used. The follwing are recommended rake angles for various materials and applications.
Crosscutting of wood in pendulum, chop saws, paralell cutting and edge band cutting.
Cutting of non-ferrous metals, plastics and laminates with
Cutting of hard plastics, veneered and laminated boards, mitrcutting of wood and non-ferrous metals.
Crosscutting of wood and and panel sizing of fibreboard, plasterboard, chipboard, veneered board and plywood.
Ripping of dry and green wood.
Ripping and edging of green wood.