Nowadays, thanks to the latest solutions and protections, cutting with a power cutter does not require much experience. Safety has been the most crucial thing during work for a long time; that's why manufacturers have been paying much attention to improving their devices in this respect for years. However, the human factor is crucial here, which is why we have prepared a short guide on proper cutting and operation on the example of the Husqvarna cutter.
Preparation for cutting
- Hold the rear handle firmly with the right hand and the front left with the right side. Remember that the thumbs and fingers cover both handles
- Ensure balance and stable support for your feet. It is imperative to start working safely.
- Stand parallel to the cutting blade, not directly behind it, to avoid injury when reflecting fragments of material.
- Turn the disc at the highest speed, gently place it in place that has been designated for cutting, maintain the maximum speed until the end of work.
- To ensure protection against sparks and spatter, set the shield appropriately, its back part should adhere to the material being cut.
- Never apply pressure to the disc and do not overload the tool. Always cut in a straight line. Too much side pressure can damage the saw blade and is potentially dangerous.
- It is necessary to avoid situations in which the cut is performed above shoulder height.
- To cut at high altitude use a scaffold or platform, never use a ladder.
KEY RULES WHILE CUTTING
Never make cuts using the top quarter of the blade circumference. This is especially dangerous because you risk being raised. When cutting a block or pipe, make sure that the material is adequately protected against slipping. Remember that the cut must be done correctly to avoid jamming the wheel. If the blade becomes wedged at the final cutting stage, you may lose control of the device. Be especially careful when continuing to work in an already existing slot. If you do not put the dial straight, it may cause it to become wedged or reflected.
Wet or dry cutting?
Wet cutting extends the life of the blade, which translates into lower operating costs. Cooling, which provides liquid, allows for much longer and more productive work. The water also eliminates dust and the dust that arises during cutting is removed much more quickly. This is beneficial for the machine, but also the operator and the environment. Dry cutting is allowed only when we are unable to supply water, or the working conditions do not allow it to be used. The diamond disc under the influence of friction heats up very quickly, in order not to damage it, you should interrupt your work from time to time.
In summary, wet cutting is a much more beneficial solution. Whenever possible, the power cutter should be connected to the water source, thanks to which the work with the device will be much more efficient. Dry cutting, let's leave as a last resort.
Do you know that ..?
Diamond blades can be sharpened by cutting them with a soft abrasive material such as sandstone or brick.