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Woodworking: Safety Rules and Tips for Woodworkers

Woodworking is an enjoyable craft that is as a hobby or an occupation. Both the novice and the seasoned woodworkers should follow the rules. The rules are set in place to avoid injuries, damage to the equipment and the wood pieces during work. The woodworking environment has power tools, sharp bits and blades and other tools. You will find paints, glue, sawdust, debris, and other waste materials. There is also electric power in a workshop or working environment. With all these in mind, creating a safe space for the activities is necessary. Safety rules and tips to follow 1. Avoid intoxication A woodworker …

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Ripping Narrow Boards with Circular Saws

A circular saw is a basic and portable tool every woodworker and DIYer has in their workshop. It is effective for making straight cuts on boards and sheet goods for any length with ease. Some people use table saws to rip narrow boards. It is hectic though when it comes to ripping long narrow boards. This is where the circular saw comes into play with its preciseness, and neatness. It is crucial to have the necessary skills to use a circular saw to rip a narrow board. It helps in eliminating mistakes during the ripping process. The circular saw has a powerful …

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Considerations to Make When Cutting Metals With Metal Cutting Saws

Metal cutting saws have evolved from manual ones to powered ones that are different in terms of material, shape, and operation. Metal cutting saws are made of high-quality materials and blade technology that ensures precision and sharpness required when cutting metals is met. DIYers and fabricators understand that cutting metals is not just a simple task and requires high-quality metal cutting saw blades that meet the demands. The market has a wide range of cutting equipment that ranges from circular saws to industrial band saws. All you need to do is to understand the types of metal cuts you need, the process to follow, and …

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How to measure your bandsaw blade length

First, adjust your tension mechanism so that it is about 1/3 of the way from the closed position. Then measure the diameter of your wheels where the blade rides. Take each wheels diameter multiply that by Pi (3.1416) and divide it by the number of wheels. Then add these numbers together.  Example: 14” wheel 1 12” wheel2 14 (3.1416) /2 =21.992 12 (3.1416)/2 =18.84 21.98 + 18.84 = 40.82 Now measure between the axles on which your wheels turn. If you have 2 wheel use this number twice. If you have more than two wheel measure from axle to axle until …

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The Cutting Capacity of a Chop Saw

How do you measure the cutting capacity of a chop saw A chop saw is essentially a lightweight circular saw mounted on a spring-loaded pivoting arm and supported by a metal base. A chop saw is considered the best saw to get very exact, square cuts. The capacity of a chop saw is the maximum thickness of the materials which it can cut. If the capacity is larger, it means the saw can cut thicker materials. The normal cutting capacity for circular saw is considered to be 1/3 of the blade’s diameter in most materials. The usual diameters are the following: …

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The Trajan Q700 Metal Cutting Chop Saw

Introducing The Trajan Q700! Trajan Q700 metal cutting chop saw offers a safer, cleaner way to cut metal. It is easy to operate and move around. Great versatility and can be equipped with a wide variety of blades. This saw includes a QSaw, 48T 7″ Carbide circular saw blade for cutting Stainless Steel. Unlike Abrasive Saws, it produces virtually no heat, burrs or sparks, makes accurate cuts and leaves a finished workable surface. Trajan Q700 metal cutting chop saws are designed with different configurations of blades for Steel, Aluminum & Wood. Powered on 110AC motor and weighing in at less than 10 lbs, this …

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Carbide tipped saw blade for cutting wood?

Why choose a Carbide tipped saw blade? It is never wrong to use a Carbide Tipped saw blade for cutting wood. Carbide tipped saw blades cut almost everything from asbestos to Zirconium, including paper, plastics, rubber, steel, insulation, aluminum, and even food, as well as every kind of wood in the world and all the wood composites. Sure, almost any of the dozens of blade styles will actually cut all of these materials, but when you consider accuracy, finish, tool life and safety, there is no blade that will do everything. It’s not a wonder why woodworking tradesmen and hobbyists …

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How to keep your chop saw up and running

How to keep your chop saw up and running. Chop saw is really a handy power tool to have in your workshop. Just like any power tool, the steel shop saw is designed to cut back on the time and effort it takes for you to cut woods or steel stock so you can finish your projects quickly and devote the time you save to other important tasks. However, your chop saw will only work as well as you maintain it. In other words, you have to keep it in tip-top shape all the time. Power tools such as the miter …

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How to choose a circular saw blade

How to choose a circular saw blade. Choosing the right circular saw blade for the materials that you are going to cut is one of the few important steps you need to consider before you start your cutting operation. Woodcutting requires several different types of blades than metal cutting. Metal cutting does not necessarily mean that you will only be using one blade for all the materials you are going to cut. Circular saw blade for non-ferrous metal cutting Circular saw blades for non-ferrous metals as it implies, are blades specially designed for cutting soft metals like brass or copper. It can also …

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When should you use the Cold Saw?

A cold saw is a machine that uses a circular saw blade to cut metals. The name “cold saw” comes from the cutting process they employ. This sawing machine transfers the heat generated by cutting to the chips created by the saw blade. Therefore, the blade and material being cut remain cold, unlike an abrasive saw, which abrades the metal and creates a great deal of heat in the metal and cutting blade. Features of the Cold Saw Cold saws use either a solid high speed steel (HSS) or tungsten carbide-tipped, resharpenable circular saw blade. They are equipped with an …

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