Choosing the Right Cutting Disc
06 May 2021
When cutting with a grinder, it’s important to understand the different types of discs available.
The right disc for your operation depends on a few factors such as:
- The type of cut being made
- The material being worked on
- The thickness of the material
The Type of Cut Being Made – Choosing a Profile
The two most popular styles of cutting discs are Flat and Depressed Centre (DPC).
Flat discs are much more versatile and easier to work with. They are designed for cutting corners and profiles.
DPC discs on the other hand, offer the extra clearance required for cutting tight corners or in tight spaces.
The Material Being Worked On
The material being worked on will dictate the type of disc required to cut it:
- General-Purpose Cutting Discs, as the name suggests, are useful for a wide range of cutting tasks on soft stone, tile, and other non-metallic materials.
- Metal Cutting Discs are used for cutting metal tube, sheets etc.
- INOX Discs are specially engineered discs specifically for cutting stainless steel. They are tougher than metal-cutting discs and contain no iron, making them safe to use on stainless steel for the food industry.
- Diamond Blades are tough cutting discs designed for cutting through masonry. There are various types of diamond discs, with the most effective able to cut through reinforced masonry.
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