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Blade Sharpening

Posted on March 28, 2013 at 4:15 AM

Just lately I seem to have had a lot of people asking quesions about when blade sharpening needs to be done. I can look at the blade and feel the teeth and tell you if it is blunt, but it is much more important that users learn when the edge has gone off of their blades.

Blade sharpening is one of the smaller expenses you will have, so why try to save money on it by leaving a blunt blade in use?  Blunt blades will over-heat and that can damage the blade...

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Avoid Coolant Pump Clogging

Posted on March 6, 2013 at 8:45 AM

I went into a workshop yesterday to find my customer using his HSS chopsaw without coolant. I asked him why he was working this way and he told me his coolant pump had stopped working. With a little checking, it turned out the pump was clogged with small metal particles that his filter had not removed from the coolent.

A simple answer to this problem is to get a decent ...

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HSS Blades - the basics

Posted on December 28, 2012 at 3:45 AM

How to get the best out of your circular HSS blades? A simple question that should be easy to answer - but it is not. There are just too many variables to make it easy. So I am going to give you the basics here.

Use a blade with the right sized teeth. Normally you want one and a half teeth in the cut at all times.

Use a coolant if the material being cut de...

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