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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

Steel blades with a plated diamond nickel matrix are recommended for all glass grades.

For manual sawing, the material should be fed into the saw as fast as possible without forcing the saw.  Idling creates friction and heat, which cause dulling and burning.

For automated sawing, speeds in the range of 5' to 8' per minute are suggested. Automated sawing may be done dry with the aid adequate exhaust or a water soluble coolant.


These suggestions reflect our experience and the experience of our customers.  This is not a users manual or fabrication guide.  Further, results differ based on many factors, including quality, composition and suitability of raw materials, tools and fabrication processes, and the skill of fabricators.  Atlas Fibre Company does not guarantee or warrantee fabrication results on any of our materials.


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