Special Metal Cutting

Materials Suggested:

  • ALUMINUM & PLASTIC
  • SCREEN FRAME*
  • EXTRUSIONS
  • TUBING
  • PIPE

*NOT RECOMMENDED FOR ANODIZED ALUMINUM; USE OUR M-2 HSS BLADES

Machines Suggested:

  • PORTABLE MITER
  • RADIAL ARM
  • TABLE
  • HAND HELD
High Speed Steel Special Metal Cutting Saw Blades

High Speed Steel Special Metal Cutting Saw Blades

PART # DIAMETER KERF ID STOCK TOOTH COUNTS
S6116 6" 1/16" 5/8" 150, 200
S7116 7" 1/16" 5/8" 150, 200
S8116 8" 1/16" 5/8" 150, 200, 250
S8332 8" 3/32" 5/8" 120, 150, 200
S9116 9" 1/16" 5/8" 150, 200
S9332 9" 3/32" 5/8" 150
S10116 10" 1/16" 5/8" 120, 150, 200*, 250*, 300
S10332 10" 3/32" 5/8" 120, 150, 200, 250, 300
S101858 10" 1/8" 5/8" 180, 200
S12116 12" 1/16" 1" 200*, 250*, 300
S1233258 12" 3/32" 5/8" 120, 150, 200, 250
S123321 12" 3/32" 1" 120, 150, 200, 250, 300
S14332 14" 3/32" 1" 200, 250, 300
S1418 14" 1/8" 1" 150, 200, 250, 300
S1618 16" 1/8" 1" 150, 200, 250, 300
S1818 18" 1/8" 1" 300
S18532 18" 5/32" 1"  
S20532 20" 5/32" 1" 300, 400
S20316 20" 3/16" 1" 300

*Indicates SCREENPRO line. 200 teeth are recommended for screen doors and 250 teeth are recommended for window screen material.

TEETH CUT TO REQUEST AT NO CHARGE
THICKNESS AND ARBOR HOLE CAN BE MODIFIED

ALUMINUM

Special Metal Cutting (SMC) is a semi-high-speed saw blade that is recommended for cutting aluminum or plastic extrusions, profiles, tubes, etc. SMC saw blades work excellent for cutting screen frame material. SMC blades are stocked with standard tooth counts, but can be toothed to request at no additional charge. The SMCblade has a lower Rockwell (Rc) hardness compared to M-2 High Speed Steel Blades, which makes SMC ideal for high RPM saws such as portable miter, table and radial arm saws. SMC blades can operate at speeds of up to 16,000 SFPM (SFPM to RPM converter), where M-2 HSS should not be used over 10,000 SFPM. SMC blades can withstand severe strains and rougher treatment compared to M-2 HSS which can crack or even break when used improperly. If blade cracking or breaking is a problem, the SMC blade is the answer. It is always recommended that some form of lubrication be used when sawing aluminum. Keep SMC blades SHARP for optimal results.

PLASTIC

Special Metal Cutting blades are an excellent choice for cutting plastics such as thin extrusions, vinyl siding, PVC, Acrylics, Plexiglas, rigid foam, etc. SMC blades are hollow ground and come with finer tooth counts which can make them more effective than carbide tipped blades for achieving smoother finish cuts.