Pick the best saws for your metal-cutting workers.
Choosing the right tools for the right job. For workers finish their work smoothly, the most important thing they need is a safe and reliable tool.
Choosing the right metal cutting tool for the correct application can drastically improve work efficiency and allow jobs to complete on time or even with time to spare.
In the construction sites, angle grinders are the most common type of metal cutting tool because it is used for universal cutting and grinding. The angle grinder is commonly used when workers need to cut steel pipes, bolts, and struts in spots that are difficult to access as well as for all grinding applications. However, when it comes to demolition cutting, a reciprocating saw is a much more suitable tool for the workers.
Reciprocating saws are very effective for cutting metal pipes and cable trays, openings in steel and metal sheet, removing old window frames as well as house renovation. Compared to angle grinders, the flexible nature of reciprocating saw allows close cuts to the surface, while the abrasive discs of angle grinders will shatter easily when it cuts so close to the surface.
To avoid creating potential fire hazards in jobsites, certain metal cutting circular saws can cut metal with virtually no sparks. Circular saws can perform fast and precise cold cutting. It can cut metal ranging from installation channels to straight and long cuts of metal sheets with high precision and virtually no sparks. When doing long continuous cuts, the circular cold saw cuts through with its sharp blades with little risk of a kick back occurring. Its fully covered blade also safeguards workers from any contact with the operator, while angle grinders have a half-open blade.
After understanding the differences between angle grinders, reciprocating saws and circular saws, it is much easier for you to choose the right tools for your workers. However, understanding tools are just the basics, abrasive discs is an important part of angle grinders.
If you are keen on learning more about abrasive discs, watch out for the next article.