cold saw; It is a cutting machine used to cut metal at high speed without creating excessive heat, sparks or dust. The heat produced during cutting with a cold saw is transferred to the burrs formed instead of the cut material, thus the workpiece remains cold.

You can compare the "advantages and disadvantages of cold sawing" that we have compiled for you below and decide whether it is suitable for your projects.

Advantages of Using a Cold Saw

1-The job is completed quickly with cold sawing

The biggest advantage of cold saws is that they have hard saw blades that resist overheating. Steel (HSS) or tungsten carbide tipped (TCT) saw blades are used. Working at high speed allows the job to be completed faster.

2-Cold saw blades have a long life.

Cold saw blades are durable because there is no excessive friction and heat. You can sharpen these knives and use them many times.

3- Precise cutting can be done with a cold saw

Although its capacity is lower than band saws, it allows for more precise and cleaner cuts than the band saw. Cutting quality is high, smooth surfaces are obtained.

4- Materials of different shapes can be cut

Materials of different shapes such as rods, pipes, extrusions (moulds) can be cut with cold saws. It provides good results in projects where tolerance and finish are important.

5- Does not produce sparks

With circular cold sawing, no sparks are produced and no dust.

6- Can cut different metals

Cold sawing can be used for cutting both ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

7- Different cutting techniques are possible

cold saw Both straight and angled cuts can be made with it.

8- Cutting in bunches

Small pieces can be cut into bundles.

Disadvantages of Using a Cold Saw

1- Cost

Although tungsten carbide tipped saw blades are very advantageous, they can be more costly than other saw blades.

2- Sensitivity

The hardness of the saw can make the saw blades sensitive. Vibration that occurs at the wrong feed rate or when the part is not fully clamped can easily damage the teeth of the saw.