Best Practices for Wheel Cutting

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Remembering to keep pressure, friction and vibration in mind when using a wheel cutter can help cut back on costs, extend the life of your wheel and create a great cut. Here are three best practices for wheel cutting:

  1. Let the wheel do the work. Don’t push the wheel through the metal, expecting it to cut faster. What you’ll get instead is a damaged wheel, a low speed and a poor cut.
  2. Minimize surface contact and friction. This creates a faster, smoother and cleaner cut by reducing heat generated on the metal.
  3. Perform the cut as close to the mounting or clamping point as possible (without putting yourself in danger). This decreases vibration on the workpiece, which causes premature breakdown or even failure.

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