How Custom Blades Expand Your Cutting Capabilities

May 10, 2018

When it comes to cutting materials such as wood or sheet metal, the number of unique and creative possibilities is endless. Materials can be cut into a variety of shapes and sizes, so certain projects require special blades. Using the wrong type of blade on any type of saw can mean disaster in multiple ways, especially if you are wanting to save time and money. Here are some of the many reasons how custom blades improve the finished product

Why Planning Projects Is Essential

You should never assume that a general purpose blade will work for every type of saw. Risks to safety and project success increase when you don't do the research and select the appropriate blade. Sizes range from 1 to 60 inches for many blades, which leaves plenty of room for error if you do not take the essential steps to ensure proper blade selection. Here are key steps you should consider for your plan:

  1. always keep in mind the function of the end product
  2. speak with a saw expert to discuss your cutting needs
  3. select the appropriate tools, blades and materials
  4. make diagrams of your project with specific measurements
  5. ensure that you have the proper safety gear 

By taking the time to organize your thoughts on your specific needs, you will be able to avoid the common pitfalls that happen with DIY projects. Most importantly, blades must be repaired or replaced when they are bent or broken. They should definitely be replaced when they are worn, rusted, corroded or broken. 

Types of Custom Blades

  1. anti-kick saw blades (limits cutting material)
  2. blades for special clearance angles
  3. crosscut blades with a certain number of teeth
  4. replacement blades for out-of-service brands or saws
  5. framing saw blades for fast cuts
  6. precision finishing saw blades
  7. narrower than standard blades for cordless saws

How Projects Determine Blades

In the world of tools and machinery, standardization is what drives many projects. Blades come in various standard sizes, but it's possible that your project will be done faster and more efficiently with a more specific size that is not widely available. Special projects may also require a certain blade thickness, number of teeth or customization to fit an older or rare machine. 

By working with Echols Saw & Supply, you can be assured you will get reliable assistance for determining the custom blade you need, whether it's to cut pallets, metal objects or whatever your project requires. 

Blade size selection can make a big difference in whether or not your cutting project works out the first time or has to be redone until it's right. It always helps to turn to specialists with years of experience for advice, especially for high-end precision work. Contact us at Echols Saw & Supply so that we can discuss what type of custom blades yields the most efficiency and productivity