Materials Cutting Guide

When cutting materials other then mild steel other variables come into play.

Mild Steel
Optimal cut quality and blade life is achieved by cutting at a speed of approximately 100 to 125 SFM (surface feet per minute)
Stainless Steel

The person selecting the blade must multiply the tooth count in the above chart by 1.2 to ensure proper blade life and cut quality. Optimal cut quality and blade life is achieved by cutting at a speed of approximately 70 SFM (surface feet per minute)

Aluminum
The person selecting the blade must multiply the tooth count in the above chart by .75 to ensure proper blade life and cut quality. Optimal cut quality and blade life is achieved by cutting at a speed of approximately 300 SFM (surface feet per minute)

Solids
Solids also have there quirks when it comes to cut quality and blade life. Below is a chart to help you pick the best blade for your solid application. Remember that the same rules for blade speed apply to solids as they do to tube and pipe.

One other important idea to consider when trying to optimize blade life is the type of cold saw you are purchasing. A semi-automatic cold saw with controlled decent of the head will always provide longer blade life over a manually operated saw.

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