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Safety When Dry Cutting

Safety When Dry Cutting

Here are some tips when dry cutting with power tools.


  1. DO clean the flanges before mounting the blade and checking both plates are the same diameter
  2. DO ensure that the blade is correct for the material being cut
  3. DO ensure that the arrow on the blade corresponds with the direction of rotation of the machine spindle
  4. DO ensure that the blade is in balance and running true A blade which is out of balance means increased wear and even possible destruction of the saw. Ensure that the blade is concentric to within 015mm
  5. DO ensure that the machine bearings and spindle are not worn, or blade life will be reduced
  6. DO avoid tilting the blade when cutting
  7. DO only use machines which have an approved safety guard
  8. DO remove the blade from the machine during transit to prevent accidental damage
  9. DO inspect blade frequently to detect cracks or undercutting to steel centre
  10. DO observe the Abrasive Wheels Regulations 1970
  11. DO ensure that the machine is not dropped on the blade
  12. DO always wear appropriate protective equipment including head, ear and eye protection plus gloves and safety footwear


  1. DON’T use your blade on metals or other unsuitable materials If you have any doubt call our office
  2. DON’T apply pressure and force your diamond blade through the cut. The weight of the machine will suffice Increased pressure means increased wear
  3. DON’T let excessive heat be generated at the cutting edge of the blade

The above are guidelines. 


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