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Tips & Hints for operating Hand Held H/S, Masonry, L/HP Walk Behind, and H/HP Walk Behind Equipment
The Blade Depot

Tips & Hints

  • Be sure to always apply grease to the grease points on your saw after every full day of use.
  • If you are developing segment cracks, you are using a bond too hard for the material being cut.
    • Purchase a softer bond
    • Ease up on the feed pressure
  • Is the water you are using for keeping your bit cool freezing in the cold weather?
    • Add polyethylene polyglycol in the water tank.
  • Saw slows down in the cut?
    • Check RPM settings compared to blade.
    • Saw may need tuned up.
    • Belts may need adjusted.
  • Blade wobbles?
    • Check the blade flange and tighten flange nut.
    • Some blades can be knocked out of tension if thrown or dropped. Loss of tension can result in blades that wobble.
  • Do you have a new walk behind blade and don’t see the drive pin hole?
    • Flip the blade over and you will find it under the blade label.
  • Proper core rig alignment is necessary for good bit life. This means the rig must be properly anchored.
    • A core rig can be anchored with concrete anchors, vacuum pump or a ceiling jack.
    • STANDING ON THE RIG IS DANGEROUS AND NOT ACCEPTABLE!
  • When wet core drilling, the right amount of water is very important. Too much or too little water can affect drilling.
    • As you are drilling, the water and slurry mixture coming out of the hole should look like heavily-creamed coffee.
  • If a blade stops cutting and looks ‘glazed’ over, it may be too hard for the material being cut.
    • Try using a softer bond specification to solve the problem.
  • When trying to determine what bond to use follow these guidelines:
    • Use something hard to cut something soft, use something soft to cut something hard
      Start in the middle, then adjust

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