Because of the abrasive nature of its upper layer, laminate flooring is tough on saw blades. Diablo’s new thin-kerf Pergo Blade is the first saw blade specifically made for Pergo and other laminate flooring. Approved by the Pergo brand, the blade has polycrystalline diamond teeth that offer 75 times the cutting performance when used with a chop saw, compared with a carbide-tipped saw blade, according to the manufacturer. A nonstick coating works against gumming and heat build-up, and the blade design has both anti-kickback and anti-vibration features for increased cutting precision. Price: $165 (10-inch), $200 (12-inch) / COO: Italy /