Getting Rid of Metal
Getting Rid of Metal
The most common sawing machine used is the automatic blade saw. There are a lot of variations to the blade saw that you can find. They range from lawnmower blades to cutting metal sheets, but the most common is an industrial unit that has an electric motor, blades, and a cutting wheel to control its motion. The speed of the saw may vary, but it is usually slow and silent.
Industrial blades come in different diameters, but most are about .130 inches. You will find that if you have any problems with clogging, that you need to get a bigger diameter blade. For general home use, you should consider getting a smaller diameter blade for more accuracy. When the blade needs sharpening, it is easy to clean it off with a wire brush.
Most models have a few small wheels which turn on the back end to make it spin at a high speed. This is also a good way to cut metal. There are also models that allow you to manually move the cutting wheel so that you can make finer cuts.
There are more versions of sawing blades. Some will be used on wood, but others will be used on metal and even glass. If you do not plan on using the saw regularly, it is recommended that you opt for one that is made for one type of material. If you intend to keep it around the house, you can just change the blades and put them on a different machine.
A lot of sawing machines come with a back-up blade. Most automatic blades have a feature which allows you to switch the blade to use this blade when needed. Some are just for one use, while others have built-in blades which rotate automatically. It is good to remember that some machines require you to change blades or a back-up blade every so often.
Steel is more expensive than other materials. In fact, there are many types of saws that are designed to cut either aluminum or steel. Most of these are enclosed models with gas cutting technology, which allows them to cut metals. Some electric model types are also available for cutting steel. These would generally be used for aluminum construction.
When purchasing blades, remember that they are a big investment. Remember that your blades will last longer than any of your other equipment. If you are just starting out, it is best to get your blades in the best brands possible. With the right set of blades, you can enjoy years of smooth and easy use.