Bill Hudson Posted June 20, 2015 Share Posted June 20, 2015 A little bit of information on slitting saws. They are usually small diameter HSS metal cutting circular metal cutting blades. I believe I got mine at MSC catalog along with the adjustable arbor so many years ago. Many years ago a retired machinist friend gave me a box (61 blades) of metal cutting slitting blades of various thicknesses. I never used them because I did not have an arbor ( AKA mandrel ) to fit the small hole size of the blades. I found a need for a .023 saw bade for a forming jig I am making but no arbor that fit them. I also had a lot of bronze (veneer lathe bronze nose bar) scraps 3/4" diameter. So I decided to make an arbor for the saw blades. It works very well. I hold it in a collet on my Sherline mill. Slitting saws are very handy in the miniature field. they come in various diameters, thicknesses and teeth numbers. They can be mounted on an arbor and held in a drill press chuck. NOTE: be sure to have some kind of guard around the blade to protect from cutting your fingers. Preack table saw uses slitting blades as wells Micro-Mark's small fixed arbor table saw. Bill Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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