I found the best saw blade for wood working with a circular saw at Lowes. It’s the Freud Avanti 40T Finish blade. It has 40 teeth (24 on a standard blade) it’s thin, has slots to keep it cool and cuts to prevent it from warping when hot.
I used it on a project for my wife’s birthday. In the past, I’ve cut with the circular saw, then cleaned up the cut by recutting on the band saw. If I didn’t clean up the cuts I had lots of sanding to do. Not so with this blade. The cuts were straight, clean and easy.
I’ve seen the Freud blades at a local wood working specialty shop, but hadn’t expected to find it in the 7 1/4 size at Lowes.