Steel is an important material that can be used in various sectors such as construction and automotive. It is necessary to cut the steel to the desired form and size. Using a circular saw to cut steel is one of the most efficient options. Cutting steel with a circular saw is preferred because it requires fewer tools and is faster than oxygen cutting or plasma cutting methods. Cuts made with a circular saw are much more precise than others.  

Circular saws are used to cut many different materials, from plastic to metal and even concrete. There are different types of saw blades for cutting different materials with a circular saw. To cut steel properly, the blade must have at least 18 teeth per inch (TPI).

The most important point to consider before cutting steel with a circular saw is to choose the right blade. Knife type suitable for steel coated tungsten carbide tipped bladesis. Carbide-tipped circular saw blades, which have a high carbon content, provide the expected performance in steel cutting thanks to their high wear resistance and strong structure. The coated structures of these knives are designed for long-lasting use. It is possible to obtain a smooth surface with these saw blades that reduce vibration during cutting.

Coated tungsten carbide tipped circular saw blades are manufactured for use in cutting all types of steel. Thanks to their special tooth forms, these blades are preferred for cutting different materials with superior performance, such as square and polygonal pipe steels with carbon content above %0.4. They can be used for cutting different forms such as angle iron, various steel pipes and steel studs. 

Things to consider when cutting steel 

  • It is important to secure the workpiece when cutting any material. But this issue becomes even more critical when cutting steel. Because a wrong movement while cutting may cause serious injuries due to kickback of the saw or flying debris. To prevent this situation, it is necessary to fix the workpiece with the help of heavy vices. 
  • Personal protective equipment must be fully used before cutting steel. This equipment includes protective glasses, long-sleeved coveralls, gloves and closed-toe shoes. 

Do not forget that you need to pay attention to occupational safety while cutting steel in order not to accidentally injure yourself or damage the items around you.