Paper And Fabric Grades
Circular saws may be used for straight or angular sawing. When smooth edges or close tolerances are important, a hollow-ground circular saw should be used. Best results are obtained when the saw blade projects a minimum distance above the saw table.
A minimum of 12” saws should be used for material up to 1” thick and 16” diameter saws should be used for thickness up to 2 1/2”. It is important that all teeth be square, of the same height, and free from burrs. The cutting edge should run either directly toward or just back of the center hole. In manual circular sawing and band sawing, the work should be fed as rapidly as possible without forcing. For automated sawing, speeds in the range of 8' to 12' per minute are suggested.
Glass Base Grades