Metal saw blades have been developed to be suitable for use on specific materials. There are also multi purpose blades which can be used for cutting through multiple kinds of materials such as wood with nails, plastics, laminates, composite decking, ferrous and non ferrous.
They are also categorized by the number of teeth they have per inch. It is best to have a blade that has more teeth as this makes it easier to cut material very quickly and it causes less heat build up. The teeth on metal chop saw blades can be made from a variety of materials including steel, carbide or diamond. Easily cutting through the toughest materials like rebar and i-beams.
The evolution of circular saw blades for metal has been driven by the needs to develop better technology for cutting more metals faster and with less effort. This has led to innovative technologies that have allowed these tools to cut through a wide range of material types. They are very popular because they can cut steel, aluminum or other metals that are non-ferrous. The evolution of the metal cutting saw blade has helped to reduce worker fatigue and injury by reducing kick back, sparks and cutting time.
What Types of Metal Does it Cut?
These blades are designed to cut through various grades of metal but primarily they are used to cut mild steel, thin steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and multipurpose materials (which lets you cut through wood, copper, PVC, plexiglass, and more). See the chart below to understand which application is appropriate.
What are the Advantages?
The evolution saw blade is one of the most modern and technologically advanced circular saw blades used to cut metal. It was created by using a combination of carbide teeth, high grade steel and an alloy body that gives it extra strength and durability. This type of cutting tool can be used for all types of metals including stainless, carbon steel and aluminum. They work on most brands chop saws and miter saws, but have been exclusively designed to work on metal chop saws like the Evolution S355CPSL and Evolution chop saw S380CPS.
They cut cooler, faster and more efficiently than abrasive metal cutting saw blades and last as long as using 20 abrasive blades. The geometry and composition work together to produce the best possible results every time; the design of this innovative tool has been inspired by advanced technology that can cut straight lines quickly and easily. It is one of the best metal cutting saw blades for its price and it is easy to use. Because they are designed exclusively for metal cutting, they cannot be used to cut wood or on concrete cutting saws as there are other blades made for these types of saws.
An evolution chop saw blade is more accurate then standard abrasive blades that tend to flex and "walk" during a cut. They produce very few sparks and very little heat creating a much safer work environment. The results are very clean cuts that have much smoother edges for less wasted material. The titanium life coating prevents the blade from rusting when not in use. They last up to 20 times longer than abrasives, which saves money in production costs.
When considering which one to cut the most important thing is to buy the right blade for the material you are cutting. The 14" Evolution saw blade is a great choice for cutting through tougher materials. It can carve through 1/4" steel and there's very little heat or friction with this blade. They are compatible with various materials, including stainless steel, mild steel, aluminum, and thin steel.
For aluminum we recommend the Evolution aluminum blade as a starting point as it is the most efficient and cost effective blade.
These chop saw blades produce virtually no sparks or heat build-up making them extremely safe to use. It is also one of the safest saws to use as it has a built in safety feature that helps prevent kickback. The design of this type of cutting tool is such that it can help reduce injury and worker fatigue. If you need assistance on the right tool for the job give Toolfetch a call today.