Abrasive Metal Cutting Disc

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An abrasive metal cutting disk is a specialized tool used in metalworking and construction applications. It is a circular, flat disc typically composed of abrasive materials such as aluminum oxide or silicon carbide, bonded together with resin or other materials. The disk is designed to efficiently cut through various types of metal, including steel and aluminum, by abrasive action.

These cutting disks are mounted on power tools such as angle grinders or chop saws, where the rotation of the disk creates friction against the metal surface, generating heat and wearing away the material. The abrasive particles on the disk act like tiny cutting edges, slicing through the metal and producing clean and precise cuts. Abrasive metal cutting disks are widely used for tasks such as cutting pipes, rods, sheet metal, and other metalwork applications where a high degree of precision and efficiency is required. Proper safety precautions, including the use of personal protective equipment, should be followed when using abrasive metal cutting disks to prevent accidents and injuries.

405(16″)X3.0(1/8″)X25.4(1″)
Flat centre
cutting disc for metal

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Uses 

  1. Metal Fabrication: Abrasive cutting disks are extensively used in metal fabrication shops for cutting, shaping, and sizing metal sheets, rods, pipes, and other components.
  2. Construction: In the construction industry, these disks are employed for cutting and shaping metal elements like rebar, steel beams, and other structural materials.
  3. Automotive Repair: Abrasive metal cutting disks are used in automotive repair and restoration work to cut through metal components, including exhaust pipes, brackets, and sheet metal.
  4. Plumbing: Plumbers often use abrasive cutting disks to cut through metal pipes and tubing during installation or repair work.
  5. Shipbuilding: In the shipbuilding industry, abrasive metal cutting disks are utilized to cut through thick metal plates and sections for the construction of ships and marine structures.
  6. Welding Preparation: Before welding, fabricators use cutting disks to prepare metal surfaces by making precise cuts and removing unwanted sections or weld beads.
  7. Home Improvement: DIY enthusiasts and homeowners use abrasive metal cutting disks for various projects, such as cutting metal pipes, trimming steel framing, or modifying metal furniture.
  8. Metalworking Workshops: Workshops involved in metalworking, such as blacksmith shops, use abrasive cutting disks for diverse tasks, including shaping and cutting metal pieces.
  9. Demolition: In some demolition tasks, abrasive metal cutting disks are employed to cut through metal components, facilitating the disassembly of structures or equipment.
  10. Artistic Metalwork: Artists and sculptors use abrasive cutting disks to create intricate shapes and designs in metal for artistic purposes.
SKU: AHS63167 Category:

Size

16 inches

Safety precautions

  1. Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):
    • Always wear safety glasses or a face shield to protect your eyes from flying debris.
    • Use hearing protection, especially if you are working in a noisy environment.
    • Wear gloves to protect your hands from sharp edges and potential sparks.
  2. Check the Equipment:
    • Inspect the cutting disk for any damage before use. Do not use a damaged or cracked disk.
    • Ensure that the cutting disk is suitable for the material you are cutting.
  3. Secure Work piece:
    • Secure the work piece properly using clamps or other appropriate methods to prevent it from moving during cutting.
    • Ensure that the work piece is stable and won’t shift during the cutting process.
  4. Read the Manufacturer’s Instructions:
    • Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines and recommendations for the specific cutting disk you are using.
    • Pay attention to the recommended speed and arbor size for your cutting tool.
  5. Use the Right Tool for the Job:
    • Choose the appropriate tool and cutting disk for the specific material and application.
    • Make sure the tool and disk are compatible in terms of size and specifications.
  6. Secure Workspace:
    • Work in a clean, well-ventilated area, free from clutter and flammable materials.
    • Keep bystanders away from the work area.
  7. Maintain a Safe Distance:
    • Stand to the side of the cutting wheel, not directly in front of it, to minimize the risk of injury from kickback or wheel failure.
  8. Avoid Excessive Pressure:
    • Let the cutting disk do the work; don’t force it through the material. Applying excessive pressure can lead to overheating and premature wear.
  9. Be Mindful of Sparks:
    • Be aware that cutting disks generate sparks. Keep the work area clear of flammable substances and ensure there are no combustible materials nearby.
  10. Disconnect Power:
    • Before changing or adjusting the cutting disk, disconnect the power source to the tool to prevent accidental starts.
  11. Handle with Care:
    • Transport and store cutting disks with care to avoid damage.
    • Avoid dropping or bumping the tool with the attached cutting disk.
  12. Proper Disposal:
    • Dispose of used cutting disks according to local regulations. Do not throw them in the regular trash.

 

 

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