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HOW TO CUT-OFF
SAFELY WITH PETROL SAWS

a petrol saw for cutting off             a drawing of someone using a petrol saw for cutting off
 

 
 
A petrol saw is the most common hand-held machine used for cutting-off using wheels and saws from 300 to 400mm diameter. Cutting-off, also known also as cutting, sawing, slitting, gapping and parting, is conducted either with flat reinforced resinoid wheels or diamond saws  Refer to the safety recommendations applying to the type of wheel or saw you are using on your machine.

Flat reinforced resinoid cutting-off wheel

a flat reinforced resinoid cutting off wheel

Usually available in 2 basic types:

■ For ferrous metals, such as iron and steel. Wheels often marked “for metal”
■ For non-ferrous metals, such as aluminium, brass, copper, tungsten carbide, non-metals or non-metallic materials, such as stone, concrete, brick, glass, Often marked “for stone”

■ Limited shelf life

 

Diamond Saw

a diamond saw for cutting-off with a petrol saw

 

 

■ Not normally for cutting metallic materials. A wheel specifically designed for metallic materials must be used in this case.

This website is intended to give information on safe use of abrasives in compliance with European standards, and not to give advice on product selection. You should read the information given on the product or its packaging to determine suitability. For any specific question, contact the retailor who supplied you the product.