General purpose blades combine a lower tooth count and larger gullets than crosscut blades so that they can rip effectively. And the alternate top bevel (ATB) tooth configuration also makes them effective for crosscutting cleanly.
WIth general purpose saw blades you can save a lot of time by not continually switching back and forth between rip and crosscut blades.
If you looking for a saw blade that does it all, the Prestige Series saw blade is the perfect choice. Available in both 10" & 12".