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Monthly Archives: May 2015

Cutting Aluminium

Aluminium is a relatively soft, durable metal that is lightweight, ductile, and malleable. Its appearance can range from dull, grey, to silver depending on the surface roughness. It is non-magnetic, won’t ignite with ease, and its low density and ability to resist corrosion are due to its being passive (a material becoming passive is being less affected by environmental factors such as air or water). With a continued focus on using lighter materials wherever possible, particularly in the transportation industry, metal fabricators are interested in learning about the best ways to process aluminium materials. Circular saws are used to cut aluminium, but due to …

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Cutting 316 Stainless Steel

In metallurgy, stainless steel — also known as inox steel — is a steel alloy that has a minimum of 10.5% chromium mass content. There are several types of stainless steel, and one of them is Austenitic steel. The second most common Austenitic steel is the 316 grade, also called marine-grade stainless, and is used primarily for its increased resistance to corrosion. 316 has a chemical composition of 16-18% Chrome, 10-14% Nickel, maximum of .08% Carbon, and 2-3% Molybdenum. This composition makes it harder and has a higher rigidity than the other stainless steel. 316 Stainless is used on the …

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Reciprocating Saws

A reciprocating saw, derived from the word reciprocate, meaning to move backward and forward in a straight line, is a type of saw in which the cutting action is achieved through a push and pull reciprocating motion of the blade. Reciprocating saws cut through just about everything short of a rock. It’s the go-to tool for remodeling and demolition. With a recip saw you can cut through lumber even if it’s embedded with nails. It can also cut all common forms of metal: steel, aluminum, copper, and cast iron. But to get the most out of your tool, you’ll need …

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Cutting P 110 Structural Steel

P 110 steel is a pipe casing that uses P 110 material made from the highest grade of steel, which is indicated by a white band painted on the finish. When cutting structural-shaped materials, choosing a specific blade designed for that particular job is necessary. It is important to take the uneven structure of the material being cut into consideration, along with TPI requirements. At Sawblade.com, we offer the Q 501 IC bandsaw blade, which is specifically engineered to effectively cut structural materials into various shapes such as bundled tubes, beams, and small solids, like P 110 steel. The blade’s performance, whether …

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Reciprocating versus Bandsaw

Bandsaw machines are different than reciprocating saws when it comes to the cutting process motion. Compared to a bandsaw machine, which forms a continuous loop of band using a bandsaw blade to perform the cut, the reciprocating saw’s cutting action is achieved through a push/pull reciprocating blade motion. The reciprocating saw is similar to a jigsaw. The user rests his foot against the cutting surface in order to counter the blade’s tendency to push away from or pull towards the cut as the blade travels through its cycle. Most bandsaw machines are found in job shops or any shops that deal with metal cutting …

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Trajan 916SV

A bandsaw offering control and convenience, high quality, and low cost, the Trajan 916SV 9″ x 16″ variable speed metal cutting bandsaw is engineered to perform with high efficiency in a variety of environments. Exclusive features that come standard include a laser indicator to help make quick, precise cuts, and a hydraulic tension meter. The casting base and blade wheel are jointed with a heavy gauge steel saw head for excellent performance with cost economy in mind. A fully adjustable hydraulic down feed controls the rate of descent, the control panel is installed on top of the saw head for more convenient operation, …

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