Metal Cutting Circular Saw Blades: Six Quick Tips for Longer Blade Life
The initial cost of a metal cutting circular saw blade is more expensive than wood cutting blades.The good news is there are simple tips that will extend your blade life and lower the overall cost-per-cut. The Morse Metal Devil® metal cutting circular saw blade can cut through solid steel plate (6” x ¼”) in less than 12 seconds. If that kind of time savings and productivity is something you can use on your next project, keep reading!
1)Metal Devil® metal cutting circular saw blades are engineered to use dry cut technology. That means you do not need to use lubricant or coolant with the Metal Devil blades.
2)These blades perform best when used with low RPM metal cutting saws, such as the Morse Metal Devil 7, 9 and 14 inch saws.
3)Select the correct blade design for your application to achieve the best performance, such as a steel, thin steel or aluminum blade.
4)Clamp your material securely so that it does not vibrate or spin. Morse offers a V-block clamp for tubes.
5)Extend the blade completely out of the saw and use a guide or straight edge to make the cut.
6)Bring the blade to full speed before entering the cut and do not push the saw through the material.Slow down and let the teeth make the cut.
Consistently follow these steps to optimize your blade life.
Happy Sawing –
h/t Steve Whaley, Technical Support @ M. K. Morse