cutting-tools

5 Ways to Extend The Life of a Circular Saw Blade

Tools are an investment, and you want to make sure you get the best return on your investment possible. Even after you purchase the tools, replacement parts can be costly. Over the course of a year, the expense of pieces like saw blades or grinding wheels adds up. As with all tools, maintenance and selection are key to minimizing the amount you spend on replacements.

Taper Shank Drills

BCS550 Makita Saw

 

 

Finding the Right Grinding Wheel

A24R Pipeline Industry

Grinding wheels are much like sandpaper. Depending on the task, there are many different types of grinding wheels, and each is suited for a particular task or tool. Grinding and cut off wheels from manufacturers like United Abrasives grinding wheels are designed for use in construction and metal trades. Surface grinding wheels are made from different materials and are more likely to be found on a stationary bench grinder or blade-sharpening tool than on a portable

Grinding Wheels for the Right Application

Saitech™ Pipeline Industry

United Abrasives is one of the industry-leading  manufacturers of grinding wheels and cut-off disks in North America. With a plant on the eastern seaboard, and warehouses in Ontario, Canada and Utah, USA, United Abrasives grinding wheels set the standard for reliability and durability for the steel and metal working industry. In the same way that a carpenter relies on their circular saw as an essential part of their tool box, metal workers rely in grinding tools

How to Read a Grinding Wheel Label

Below is an example of a label that is found on United Abrasive grinding wheels with all pertinent information a user needs to operate the wheel.Section A:

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!

Annular Cutters Cut Quick and Easy

Portable drilling of holes for construction and steel fabrication applications can be slow, inefficient, and inaccurate. Annular cutters offer an alternative to twisting drills and conventional cutters for operations requiring holes in steel while providing cleaner cuts, easy slug ejection, and long tool life.

From the Front Lines of Metal Cutting

Just a few weeks ago an Air Force Base was preparing planes for destruction.  They were looking for a 9″ (229mm) angle grinder to remove depleted uranium counterweights from some transport planes in preparation for sending them to the scrap yard.  The current grinder did not have sufficient depth to cut out a 3″ (76mm) deep aluminum support bracket.  When our sales rep showed up with a 9″ M.K. Morse Metal Devil Saw he was met by a skeptical group of technicians.  They graciously allowed him to

Reciprocating Saw Blades-How do I know which teeth per inch (TPI) I need?

 

Match the Correct Tooth Size to the Work.