The Value of AF Sawing Fluids with Andy Attaway
Nearly every metal sawing operation can be made more efficient with quality AF sawing fluids that are properly mixed and maintained. Sawing Fluids also improve cutting rates by balancing the combination of evaporative cooling and lubrication of the blade, thus improving the cut finish and extending blade life.
The sawing operation generates extreme heat when chips are sheared from the material and from the friction of metal-to-metal contact at high speeds. Using a coolant—flood-applied or misted—reduces the heat from these sources. Coolant also prevents metal chips from welding to the tooth face and altering the chip-removal capacity of the band gullets, dramatically affecting blade performance.