Table Saw–5 Tips For Using A Table Saw Like A Pro.

Carpenter operating table

No doubt, a table saw is a must-have wood-cutting tool most especially when you have a large wood workshop. Its versatility and impressive features make it a first choice cutting equipment amongst woodworkers. However, we have found out that owning a table saw is not just enough. Mastering useful techniques to make you derive maximum utility from it without compromising safety is essential. We have tailored the content of this article to provide you with top tips to improve your skill in table saw handling while propelling you to the next level in your craft.

Figure 1: Carpenter operating table.

Carpenter operating table

1.Choose your blade and mount on the table saw

In the quest to becoming pro, useful hacks for choosing the best blade for your job is vital. Once you select your preferred blade, mounting it on the table, saw arbor follows. If you desire to get a blade that would work hard just as you do, then you should consider the following factors enumerated below before getting that blade

•  The direction of cut, i.e., a rip cut or a cross-cut

Finding the direction of cut is majorly due to the nature of chips that each of this cut produces. The rip cut is one that is parallel to the wood grain produces long continuous chips while the cross-cut, which is usually perpendicular to the wood grain, produces infinitely small and short chips, more like sawdust.

•  Number of teeth

One thing you should bear in mind in selecting your saw blade is that the number of teeth determines how excellent your cut will be. Blades with higher tooth per inch produces finer cuts with little or no chips, and this is desirable for any job. We recommend nothing less than a 40-tooth blade for rip cuts. 60 tooth and 80-tooth are suitable for sheet and melamine cutting in either direction of cut.

•  Tooth Geometry

Typical tooth geometry such as the ATB (Alternate tooth blade) and TCG (Triple chip grind blade) are perfect for ripping and cross-cutting. Standard positive hook angle should range from 10 degrees to 20 degrees for this tooth geometry.

If you feel it is too much of a stress to get specific saw blades for your different cuts, then you can purchase a combination blade to serve for all-purpose.

Figure 1: Rip-cutting a wood on a table saw.

Rip-cutting a wood on a table saw.

2.Applying special cutting techniques

If you need to make cuts such as taper, dado or rabbet cut. You need to equip yourself with the know-how on achieving such cuts without error. In doing this, you might need to engage some extra component to your table saw. Let’s take a look at how to make the unique cuts stated above:

Taper cuts

It is also called angled cuts and below are the steps to cutting a taper:

a.Layout the portion to cut on the workpiece using a pencil. The left side is the finished part, while the right side is the discard part.

b.Temporarily screw a larger board than the workpiece as a guide along the discarded end of the workpiece.

c.Set the fastened piece against the fence according to its width and make your cut.

d.The finished part should drop off on the table while the discard remains attached to the larger guide board.

Dado cuts

A dado cut is such that it allows another wood fit into the workpiece. It is straightforward to create a dado cut. A standard blade is okay for this cut. Here are the simple steps to follow to create one:

a.Set the table saw blade to a height that will correspond to the depth of the dado.

b.Mark-out the width and height of the intended dado cut on the workpiece

c.Start making a series of cuts until you get the desired result.

Rabbet cut

This cut is made at the edge of the workpiece to allow another wood flush into the corner. Also known as a rabbet joint with two varieties, namely the edge rabbets and end rabbets. A set of dado blade is suitable for this job.

a.Setup the dado blade on the arbo

b.r, using scrap wood, adjust fence until you achieve your desired width of the dado

c.Once the width is gotten, introduce your workpiece and cut.

Mitre cut

A miter is a cut made at 45 degrees to the edge of a wood. It is especially necessary when trying to create a piece with squared corners, e.g., a picture frame. For this purpose, we advise the use of a miter gauge alongside an extended fence longer than the workpiece is advisable.

Figure 2: A dado cut made on a workpiece.

A dado cut made on a workpiece.

3. Add special features to enhance clean and special cuts

Now that you know different cuts, it’s quintessential to know the tool and technique needed to make such cuts quickly. There are various guides here and there to help aid your cuts and prevent any form of error. Below are some useful tips on how to further improve the accuracy and precision of your cut.

•  Use of long fence for longboards

Most times, keeping a longboard firmly against a short fence while cutting is no doubt a difficult task. Hence, the need to introduce a longer strip of wood to the existing fence to make sure that from end to end, the workpiece adequately guided. You can always attach the long strip of wood to the fence using a clamp.

Failure to introduce the long fence will leave you with a ruined cut or burn marks along the cutting edge.

•  Use push sticks

We need not emphasize the need to firmly hold down your workpiece as it advances into the table saw. In an attempt to avoid injury to hands, you tend to take your hand off the workpiece once it begins to come close to the blade. Push sticks are most important for exerting downward pressure when your workpiece is short and heavy. It is mostly useful when your hand is likely to be within a foot to the table saw blade.

Manufacturers add two style push sticks (a narrow one and a wide one) as an accessory to the table saw. Push sticks are long for comfortable grip by the hand, notched and carved for easy grip to push the workpiece through the blade. With the help of push sticks, you get nothing but a beautiful and straight cut.

•  Add simple outfeed table/ extension table

Ripping longboards can be tough, especially if you work alone on your table saw. An extra table st be added to support the other end of the longboard. This outfeed table is pivotal to the success of your task and built with clamps, plywood, and two 2×4s. Both 2×4 are clamped on the table in your desired configuration such that the plywood flushes with the table surface. The longboard can now slide on this temporary support for cutting.

•  Use feather-board

When it becomes uneasy to keep a board aligned to the fence for a straight cut, having a feather-board can save the day. Feather-boards are often referred to as a third finger owing to its shape. This device holds wood tightly to the saw fence for secure ripping. The “fingers” are a series of flexible wood that holds in place your board to avoid kickbacks. To make your feather-boards, get a 2-feet length of knot-free 1×4, Mark-out 45 degrees at one end to cut a series of 4 fingers for every 1/8 to 1/4 inch.

Figure 3: Picture showing a push stick.

Picture showing a push stick.

4.Replacing the blade

Removing a blunt blade is not a conventional act; it requires some set of sequential steps to get it right. Above all, the saw’s switch must be off, and the cord removed from the outlet. After that the following steps are taken to remove and replace your blade as follows:

a.Remove the blade guard

b.Loosen two fixing screws under the plate.

c.With a special wrench, remove locknut to disengage saw from the arbor.

d.Replace with a new blade accordingly.

e.Go over the steps, from a to d above.

f.Just perform the reverse steps to secure the blade.

g.Once again, confirm the alignment and fitness of the new blade on the arbor.

Figure 4: A newly replaced table saw a cross-cuts blade.

A newly replaced table saw a cross-cuts blade.

5.Necessary practices to ensure safety.

Table saws can pose significant dangers if not handled with care, mainly due to the exposed blade. In your best interest, you should do well to adhere to the following precautionary measures to avoid accidents of any form:

•  Use of personal protective equipment

•  Pay attention to cables.

•  keeping work area clean of debri

•  Do not put on the table saw blade when in contact with the workpiece to avoid kickbacks

•  Ensure all safety devices are working correctly.

•  Be concentrated at all times.

Figure 5: Men carefully handling the table saw during cutting.

Men carefully handling the table saw during cutting.


Once you begin to put into practice the techniques and tips as mentioned above, and then you would gradually see yourself transform into a table saw expert. To further aid your understanding and give you a more practical approach, you should take a quick look at this video. At NCCuttingtools, we are here to offer you the best product and service your money can buy without compromising quality in any way.

6 Things You Should Be Using A Slitting Saw For

Image of a slitting saw blade

If you’re into construction, manufacturing or other related fields, then you must have heard of the slitting saw. Perhaps, you just bought it based on recommendation and are wondering about the exact function of the tool. In this article, I will be expounding on the amazing multipurpose of the tool. Get your gear ready as I take you on an exhilarating knowledge ride!

Image of a slitting saw blade
Image of a slitting saw blade

1.How To USE A Slitting Saw

Here are some tips to follow for effective use of the slitting saw;

•  Check for wobble. Wobbling affects precision and is mostly as a result of a crooked arbour. Resting surfaces with dirt or burrs also cause wobbling.

•  Check the concentricity of the mandrel mounting part and the saw base mounting part. Make sure it are vertical so that you can easily cut when cutting.

•  Make sure you’re using the right slitting saw size or diameter. A typical size is 3-4 inches in diameter. There are saws with larger or smaller diameters. The type of slitting saw blade you use should depend on the material you’re cutting.

•  Be sure to use proper feeds and speeds. Slitting saws are very sensitive to heat. Use a proper feed and speed so the heat will not build up and ruin the tool.

•  Check the arbour and saw hole size. The larger the sole hole size, the larger the arbour. Larger hole sizes are more desirable because they provide a more rigid setup which reduces deflection.

•  Check for good chips evacuation. Slitting saw blades with larger teeth tend to be more chip accommodating because of their increased concavity. Saws with small teeth have little room for chips. Therefore, if you’re going for an operation that requires more depth, use a slitting saw with larger teeth.

Here’s a video link on how to use a slitting saw

Now that you understand how a slitting saw works, it’s time to go into what you should be using the tool for.

2.Things you should be using the slitting saw for

1.Cutting narrow slits or slots

The most popular use of a slitting saw is for cutting narrow slits or slots. It is capable of creating very thin slots with significant depth. As the name implies, it is designed to cut the tiniest slit and reach into metal parts that an ordinary saw wouldn’t dare reach.

It has similar roles to an end mill. But while an end mill will give you rigidity and deflection problems if you’re cutting too deep. A slitting saw’s cutting forces will be more advantageous, doing a faster and better job.

Image of a slitting saw blade on white background
Image of a slitting saw blade on white background

2.Separating two pieces of materials

Metal cutting requires a very strong saw. A diamond slitting saw can slit granite, fibre reinforced glass, plastic and a wide variety of other materials. You can use them for aggressive cutting. They’re also economical due to low cost.

Although some home machinist thinks this tool is the next scariest thing to a fly cutter, you do not need to be afraid of the tool. If you have selected the right slitting saw blade and arbour. The tool will come in handy to you. All you need to do is follow the tips and instructions for the right usage.

A slitting saw can cut a material as thick as a rod in half with increased efficiency. Although it is important first to ensure that your saw blade size can cut through the material, do not select a slitting saw blade randomly as this can mar your application. Thicker saws are less delicate and more stable. Startup with a saw that is 1/16″ thick and a 1/8″ thick saw and wait for special requirements to try out other sizes.

Before using a slitting saw to cut parts into two pieces, first determine whether the pieces can stand individually. Then check to make sure the cut parts are not loose or flung out. Ensure you hold both parts securely.

Different types of slitting saw blades
Different types of slitting saw blades

3.Undercutting operations

An undercut is a special type of recess that is not easily accessible using a straight tool. In milling, it refers to a part that is not visible if you’re viewing from the spindle.

Some applications require that material must cut from a direction where the feature is not so visible and hard to reach. These kinds of operations require specialized tools as the splitting saw.

When you mount them correctly, slitting saws perform undercutting operations, removing the need to remount the workpiece completely. Creating an undercut on a part can be very tricky and time-consuming. It is important to work at a suitable working angle for more efficient operation. The type of slitting saw blade you use would depend on the geometry and feature of the part you’re cutting. Deburring your parts by hand can be inefficient, but using a slitting saw instead will save you time and money.

During the undercutting process, make sure the blade runs true to the spindle’s axis. Check the slitting blade for runout by indicating and spinning it gently with your hand

Slitting saw blade on the white background
Slitting saw blade on the white background

4.Creating a relief slot

Another function of the slitting saw is to slot a workpiece and cut off slotted scrap from the workpiece. A slot provides more clearance for the chips to come out of the back without clogging the area. The relief angle on a machine tool is the angled edge of the tool that is nearest to the workpiece. Slots can take various shapes. They can be long or short, closed or open, straight or non-straight, deep or shallow, wide or narrow. Depending on the operation you’re carrying out.

The depth or shallowness of your slot depends on the feed per tooth of the slitting saw. Decrease feed per tooth for a deeper slot and increase the feed per tooth for a shallower slot.

Adding a relief slot to an operation gives a part the ability to move without compromising the integrity by a wide length. While you can sometimes use an end mill to create a relief slot over many passes. A slitting saw is more effective because it can create the slot with just one or two passes. The slitting saws very well designed to create any type of slot quickly without compromising the tool.

Saw blade with a defined tooth for smooth cutting
Saw blade with a defined tooth for smooth cutting

5.Marking graduations on a control knob

Graduation is a mark that indicates points on a visual scale. Slitting saws are perfect for creating standard and custom markings on a control knob. They make very small cuts and are highly effective in marking graduations without damaging the control knob.
There are indexable slitting saws with a carbide that you can use for this kind of operations if your application permits. The plus side to this is that they are more economical in the long run.

Control knob with marked graduations
Control knob with marked graduations

6.Making a thin disc of small diameters

There’s no tool more effective for cutting thin disc with small diameters than the slitting saw. The tool helps you cut out parts that are difficult to hold with the hand and challenging to reach. It is also really fast and saves you a whole day of stress.
When cutting thin discs, use a standard tooth slitting saw. They tend to be thinner than the coarse ones, and they have more teeth, giving a better finish.

Image of a thin metal disc with small diameter
Image of a thin metal disc with small diameter

3.Here are a few precautions to take while using a slitting saw;

•  Keep your machine well oiled.

•  nsure you’re cutting in the same direction.

•  Cut at a reasonable speed to avoid blunting.

•  Properly set up your machine to avoid manual injury.

• Use coolants to prevent overheating.

•  Keep your hands away from the slitting saw blade to avoid physical injury.

•  Keep your tool clean always.

Final thoughts

Slitting saws are very beneficial and are a valuable, high-end addition to your workshop. There are a wide variety of processes and operations to perform with a slitting saw. They are a great tool to have and help you get the job done quickly and effectively.

So far, you have learned a lot about the tool. You can get it out of the toolbox and start to work. Are you yet to get one and are on the lookout for a high-quality slitting saw? Save your worries! Because we at NCCutting tools have got you covered with our wide array of premium quality custom made tools. Contact us and let us know what you need.

5 Facts About Diamond Core Bits You Must Know

An image of a diamond core bits

Diamond core bits, also known as diamond drill bit, are the perfect tools to use when you want to drill holes through hard materials. These hard materials include stones, rocks, porcelain, tiles, and even some hardwoods. They get their extra drilling prowess from the pieces of diamond powder that manufacturers embed in them. They are very useful in situations where you need to drill a hole through hard materials. However, it is not ideal to just pick it up and start using it. You need some knowledge about it as even skilled professionals handle it with utmost care. It is the idea behind this article to expose you to facts about diamond drill bits.

An image of a diamond core bits
Figure 1: An image of a diamond core bits

Facts About Diamond Core Bits

1.What they are Useful for:

Since diamond is the hardest material, it is pretty easy to see why diamond core bits are perfect for drilling jobs. In order to do a good job with the diamond drill bits, it is good to know the materials they apply to. Use diamond core bits on materials like stone, rocks, granite, marble, tile, porcelain, slate, etc.

There are diamond core bit for metal and wood; they, however, have different teeth. They don’t work well for the materials listed above because the tips do not bite into the materials. Manufacturers design diamond core bits differently. However, it is important to know they all have diamond tips that grind through really hard materials.

To get the best from diamond drill bits, this is one of the information you must possess. Match the diamond core bit with the material you want to drill.

large size Diamond core bits for drilling concrete
Figure 2: large size Diamond core bits for drilling concrete

2.Diamond Core Bits Styles:

There are two basic styles of diamond drill bit; blunt nose bits and core drill bits. It defines the shapes and sizes of the diamond drill bits.

Blunt Nose Bits have solid tips. There are diamonds on the tip and both sides of the tip. This style of diamond core bit is useful when you want to drill a complete hole that is the size of the tip. However, this style of diamond core bits is hollow at the tip. The diamonds embedded along the edge of the tip to the sides of the tip.

Since the blunt nose bits are useful for drilling out a complete hole, they are only good for smaller holes. It is why they not primarily made for extremely hard materials like stones, marble.

However, the second style of diamond drill bit; Core bits grind or drill a circle in materials with the edge of the tip instead of the full diameter of the tip. It is why the hole they drill is just the size of the tips. Unlike blunt nose bits, core drill bits can only drill out a large portion of the hole on materials. It allows it to drill at a faster speed than blunt nose bits. Core drill bits are useful for drilling large holes and extremely hard materials like stones, rocks, marbles, etc.

A style of diamond core bits with a coating
Figure 3: A style of diamond core bits with a coating

3.Types of Diamond Bond:

There are two types of diamond core bits according to the diamond bond they have; Bonded and Sintered. Bonded diamond drills bits are the type with the diamond bonded to the edge of the tip. It is usually through a bonding process like electroplating. This type of diamond core bits is relatively slow and inexpensive.

During drilling, the bonded diamonds usually wear off the drill bits. It is due to the hardness and abrasive resistance of the material you are drilling and with the presence of just one layer. So after they wear out, you have to replace them with new drill bits. It is why manufacturers do not recommend it for metal, concrete or masonry drilling. To work well, they need proper speed and adequate lubrication with water.

Sintered diamond core bits are the types that have their diamond embedded directly in the steel tip. Therefore, during drilling, as the metal tip wears off, new diamonds resurface. It is because they have a lot of layers of diamonds on the tip.

This type is good for drilling hard materials that bonded diamond core bits could not drill. They are high-speed and have a longer lifespan. However, they are expensive, especially if you are on a budget. Cleaning is usually with aluminium oxide rock before and after use. It helps to expose a new diamond layer.


To lubricate the tip of the diamond core bits and keep them in good condition, use water or coolant. This process reduces the heat that builds up during drilling operations. It directly increases the lifespan of the diamond drill bit and also prevents heat fracture in the material you are drilling.

Since it works well and pretty free, water usually put to use as a lubricant. However, when you use water but all it does is cool your drill beats but yield poor lubrication, use synthetic mineral oil instead.

Good lubrication is important. When drilling hard materials, it is essential to have a lot of lubricants. It shows why it is useful to drill underwater or have a constant source of water constantly running over the drill bits. Understanding the techniques to lubricate your diamond drill bit can extend its functionality and lifespan.

There are several techniques, but the most popular and effective ones are; Hose method; this is the simplest one you can use to lubricate your diamond core bits with water. All you need is a simple hose to run water down to the bits. It prevents it from overheating, which could damage it.

Spray bottle method; this is similar to the hose method. All you need is a spray bottle to help maintain your diamond core bits optimum temperature. However, it is not as straightforward as the hose method. It requires the service of two people to be effective. One person sprays the water, while the other operates the drill bits. This method is good when drilling a vertical hole. Since the hose method can not put to use here. Though popular, it is the least effective of the lubrication techniques.

No matter the technique you decide to use. Ensure that you prevent the tip of the diamond core bits from overheating. Also, ensure that that lubricant is touching all the surfaces of the diamond drill bits.


The lifespan of the diamond core bits depends entirely on several factors. These factors include hardness, thickness and abrasive quality of the material you are drilling. The speed and pressure you use during drilling also affect the lifespan. When drilling hard materials, it is advisable to do so at a slow speed. To increase the lifespan of the diamond drill bits, take note of the Drill Speed and Pressure.

When you properly use the diamond drill bits, it does not overheat. If this happens, it might be due to the use of improper speed and pressure for a specific material. The speed you should use with diamond core bits depends on the type. Bonded diamond core bits are best put to use at a relatively low speed. It’s important to decrease the speed as the hardness and abrasive quality of the material increases.

As with the drill speed, drill pressure is also important to the lifespan of the diamond drill bits. When working on softer materials, you can increase the pressure. Increasing the pressure makes the diamond core bits motion faster. It has a lesser effect on the heat or friction that builds up in the bits. When the material is harder, you must reduce the pressure and allow the core bits to move at its speed. Increasing the pressure does not increase the speed. It instead increases the friction noticeably and causes the overheating of the bits. This simple guideline considerably increases the lifespan of the diamond drill bits.

To know if you are using the diamond core bit wrong, look out for physical signs. These signs include yellow, brown or black burn marks around the tip. It shows the diamond drill bit is overheating due to excess drill speed and pressure. The lifespan of diamond core bits varies according to the type of material you are cutting, lubrication drilling speed and pressure.

A man checking the diamond core bits for damages
Figure 4: A man checking the diamond core bits for damages

These are vital facts to know about the diamond drill bit. When you know all these, using your diamond core bits, come easy and straightforward. It also ensures you know the dos and don’ts. With this knowledge comes the power to extend the lifespan of your diamond drill bits.

An electrician drilling a reinforced conc6
Figure 5: An electrician drilling a reinforced conc6


The diamond core bits are an important tool for drilling. When you understand these facts and handle them properly, you have a great tool to drill. It is important to point out that diamond core bits are not without problems. However, you can prevent these problems by avoiding the application of too much speed, pressure, and inadequate water. Apply low to mid pressure and allow it to move at its speed. Then lubricate well.

For your quality diamond drill bits, we at NCcuttingTools, have extensive experience in providing it to meet your expectations. We use our advanced technology to provide you with scientific innovations by creating the right diamond saw bits for your drilling. Contact us on for more information and doing business together.

Metal Cutting Saw Blade-7 Types of Our Most Common

Electric wheel grinding of factory steel structure

Are you considering owning the best metal cutting saw? If yes, then have it in mind that you are fortunate enough to have come across this article. Whether you are a Dealer, Wholesaler, or an individual who uses metal cutting circular saw blade,  choosing a portable, friendly, and durable cutting tool is not easy.

It is more of a reason why you need to determine which tool is best for you before embarking on the journey of your next metal project. The following are the most suitable and Common Saw Blade Types for Metalworking.

Electric wheel grinding of factory steel structure

(Electric wheel grinding of factory steel structure)

1.Traditional Vintage Hacksaw

Amongst all the metal cutting saw blades, the most traditional one is the old hack saw. It is a kind of metal cutting blade that gives you the power to cease your authority over cutting metals into different sizes of your choice.

Even though the traditional vintage hacksaw is a powerful tool in the field of metalwork, it has limited use. It is only suitable for cutting metals of small widths such as narrow pipes and thin sheets of metals. Steel suppliers cannot use this for their high volume of steel blocks sent to their customers as it would be suitable for them to use automated cutting tools.

Metal cutting circular saw blade-Traditional vintage hacksaw image

(Metal cutting circular saw blade-Traditional vintage hacksaw image)

2. Angle Grinder and Metal Cutting Diamond Blade

Angle grinders with diamond saw blades are one of the most recommendable metal cutting circular saw blades. Undoubtedly, there has been an increase in demand for diamond blades across various metal industries of the world today.

The metal cutting diamond blades usually have diamond fittings designed to help them get a firm grip on hard materials and surfaces. The metal cutting diamond blade also proved to be an excellent addition to your angle grinder, especially when using the machine in heavy-duty capacities.

The Angle grinder can cut various metals easily and quickly. Metal projects involving minerals such as bolts, angle irons, steel bars, and even sheet metal can be cut easily with an angle grinder using the metal cutting diamond blades.

Although the angle grinder earned its popularity through effectiveness on reducing of metallic materials quickly, the angle grinder wears faster. It is also important to note that Diamond Blades are abrasives. Therefore, we need to be careful. Else, the blades tend to become worn out and also reduced service life.

Angle grinder and metal cutting diamond blade

(Angle grinder and metal cutting diamond blade)

3. Metal Cutting Circular Saw Blade

Each type of saw has its merits and demerits. Before choosing metal cutting circular saw blades, We must conduct a comprehensive review. So when comparing a cutting metal with the circular saw blade, several factors must be considered. These factors are convenience at work, the speed with accuracy, power, and budget as to which at hand.

The cutting metal with a circular saw blade is a powerful saw that uses a toothed circular blade (abrasive disc) to cut different materials. In the metalworking world, the circular saw blades for metals is best referred to as hand-held electric circular saw. It is designed for cutting metals but with a change in the module. It is best for cutting metallic materials of different types and sizes.

The essential advantage of the circular cutting saw blades is the fact that it is much lighter in weight and portable. Some of these metal cutters have a built-in laser guide to help in making precision cuts.
The cutting saw blades can be divide into two main divisions which are: steel tooth blades

b.hard alloy tooth blades

Different metal cutting circular saw blade with different teeth

(Different metal cutting circular saw blade with different teeth)

4.Use Miter Saw

Mitre saws are one of the most widely used power tools in the metal industry today. It is because of their portability with high convenient capacities and overall accuracy.

Generally, Miter saws produce fast and accurate cuts into a workpiece. The workpiece is held up against an angled fence with known measurement, to ensure the most precise cutting angles as you work. Wall usually located on the edge of 90 °, but according to the project you are working on, we adjusted according to specific cuts.

Some of the widely used mitre saws have a mitre index that allows users to precisely and accurately modify their cut angle in one-degree increments. Most also have capacities that allow for quick and accurate cut stops at standard cut angles like 1500, 300o, and 4500. These precise and precise mitre cuts made with the downward motion of a circular saw blade spinning with the power of the tool’s motor.

Mitre saws can be very useful in cutting non-ferrous metals. It is easy to cut aluminium rods and tubes more accurately. Generally, mitre saws are more suitable for cutting soft metals.

the miter saw

(the miter saw)

5.Cutting Stainless Steel With Grinding Wheel

A matrix of abrasive particles is the main component used in making a grinding wheel. As a result, these wheels are perfect for grinding machines that aid in various abrasive cuttings such as cutting of steel. Apart from iron, other conventional materials cut using a grinding wheel are asphalt, concrete, and metals.

The grinding machine, as a metal cutting saw, is one of the most reliable cutting tools you can have. You should also know that this tool is vital in metallic industries and manufacturing firms.

If you are starting a metal project or a metallic sector, then you must have this tool in your inventory. But before you place an order, you must also know about the different types of grinding wheels available in the market. Stainless steel is a hard metal; therefore, the grinding wheel is the best tool for cutting steel.

the grinding wheels

(the grinding wheels)

6.Reciprocating Saw

You should know that the reciprocating saw is a portable, easy to use the tool in the metal industry. If you are not currently using a reciprocating saw, you should know one saw has more uses than a Swiss Knife.
The reciprocating saw is the powerful tool you need in constricted places for remodelling work, a pipe cutter, and drywall saw. Reciprocating saw is more suitable for cutting metal steel pipe, most notably in constricted locations. They are very convenient and fast to use.

The reciprocating saw

(The reciprocating saw)

7.Match The Blade Type to the Metal Type

When using circular cutting blades, you need to make sure that you are using the correct metal cutting blade. Metal cutting blades are best for cutting metals that are not in the same saw as the saw used to cut other non-metallic materials. It is because the circular metal cutting saw has a collection box to prevent metal chips from entering the machine.

Caution-Please notes that although most saw blades should have a visible label when installed, We should fix the worm drive on the other side.

For non-ferrous metals such as brass, aluminium, copper or lead, and soft metals, carbide wheels should be used. The service life of carbide blades is eight times that of ordinary steel blades. The pitch and design of the module you choose also depends on the thickness of the metal you want to use.

Generally, it is better to use a higher number of teeth for thinner metals and a lower number of teeth for thicker metals. Also, the manufacturer should specify the appropriate material and thickness of the blade.

band saw cutting tool steel bar by automatic feed

(band saw cutting tool steel bar by automatic feed)


In summary, NCCuttingtools have taken you through the most common tools for metal works. Whether you are a dealer, wholesaler, or an individual looking forward to receiving your metal project to the higher level, do well to contact NCCuttingtools as they are readily available to provide you with the needed services. If you need cutting tools, you can contact us.

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