A cut off saw also identified as an abrasive saw or chop saw is greatly useful to cut hard materials for example, metal or concrete. It can assist you to cut many pieces to length on a 90-degree diagonal. Whereas miter saws are more resourceful with reference to shaping or casting and other angled cuts, this saw is utilized with coarse cutting disks to slice metal pieces for window installation, frame welding, porch railings etc. Now a cut off saw is being used instead of band saws and cold saws in workshops. In concrete applications also, this saw is greatly functional particularly to cut rebar. Also it is functional for marking contraction joints in concrete after the concrete becomes dry. A cut off saw resembles to chainsaw in appearance and sound and employ a masonry blade to slice concrete slabs.
- Stable saw stand
- Clamps or bolts
- Power strip (optional)
- Safety goggles
- Ear protection
- Place the cut off saw on a flat surface. Or you can also place it on miter saw or cut off saw stand. Make use of clamp or bolt in position to stabilize it. Install any side braces required for holding heavy stuffs in the right position needed to cut. Organize the saw in order to allow the power cord to arrive at the wall socket, or make use of a standard power strip with a circuit roller to prevent excess heating extension cords.
- Set up the appropriate blade for the objects to be cut. To cut metal pieces, an abradant disk, bi-metal blade can be used. A harsh-toothed wood blade can be useful for hardwoods while plywood and other wood materials call for using of a smooth-tooth wood blade. Put on hearing and safety goggles always when working with a cut off saw. Clean the entire sawdust and other combustible substances and place them far-off the saw region when slicing metal to prevent sparkling the dust on fire.
- Gauge or determine and spot your items with care. Place your item on the cut off saw table, tightly against the barrier behind and the table underneath. Place the item to be cut in a way that the needed piece lays on the left area of the saw if your dominant hand is right hand and the right side of the cut off saw, especially if your dominant hand is left. Streak the rim of the blade exterior of the mark on your stuff.
- Grasp the stuff with your non-principal hand away from the blade area. By doing this, your leading hand run the cut off saw freely. Make sure that all stuffs are aligned with the blade and all alien substance is away from the blade. Draw the trigger and speed the blade before using it for the material. Drag the blade down and give balanced pressure to cut at once. Do not compel the blade that can result in the saw pulling further current and excess heat your electrical circuits. Wait until the blade completely stops before allowing the blade backing.