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If your project calls for steel (like this rolling table), or you’re looking for great ways to cut steel then this post is for you. I used to use an angle grinder with a cut off wheel to cut steel angle or flat rod, probably because that’s how we did it at the farm. Then last April at a Home Depot event, Diablo was showing off their Steel Demon saw blades for circular saws…and I was impressed.
Cutting steel with a cut off wheel works, but it is a little slow, sends sparks all over and leaves the edges of the steel sharp. It also makes for some cool pictures :-).
But time to test some new methods.
The Steel Demon circ blade is made from Tungsten Titanium Carbide, the 7 1/4″ blade has 48 teeth but various diameters of saw blades are available. It fits all 5/8″ bore saws and will cut up to 1/4″ mild steel. I tested it out an a piece of 1/8″ plain steel angle iron and it cut great. The cut was nice and clean.
One of my favorite parts is that it cuts so fast, that the cut off piece is barely warm to the touch right after being cut. Have I mentioned how impressed I am with how quick it cut and how clean the cut is? Well I am.
The next metal cutting blade in the line up is the Diablo 10 TPI (teeth per inch) Steel Demon Carbide reciprocating blade.
The Diablo Steel Demon Carbide recip saw blade is not as out of the box for me, I’ve had metal cutting recip blades before. What is impressive though is how it made cutting thru 1/8″ steel look like cutting through butter (figuratively speaking of course).
The Diablo Carbide recip saw blade boasts:
- High performance carbide for greater durability and 50X cutting performance in medium metal applications
- 10 TPI tooth geometry for clean/smooth finishes on medium metal applications
- 1 in. oversized blade body for straighter cuts with less vibration
- Ideal for cutting ferrous metals and high strength alloys between 3/32 in. to 1/4 in.
The reciprocating saw adds significant vibration over the circular saw method, but the metal cut was fast and very clean.
Overall both steel cutting blades by Diablo did a fantastic job cutting 1/8″ plain steel angle iron, and I am happy to give up my old angle grinder method.
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