Question: Easiest way to cut spring steel?

Discussion in 'Saw Makers Forum' started by regisand, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. regisand

    regisand Guest

    I just got a roll of spring steel( 6\"x36\" ). What is the easiest way to cut the blade out of it?
  2. ray

    ray Administrator Staff Member

    Hi Regis,

    There are many ways to cut saw plate, this is what I have come up with, I sandwich the saw plate between two pieces of flat steel and run an angle grinder with a 1mm cut off wheel along the line. The steel acts as a guide for the cut, and also acts as a heatsink so that the blade temper is not affected.


    Another way of doing it is to score the line with a carbide tipped scribe and clamp the plate in a smooth jawed vise and just snap it off, the problem with this method is you need a good smooth jawed vise and the bit not clamped in the vise is distorted after snapping off.

    Whatever method you use, you still need to clean up the cut with a jointing file. ( a file clamped in a guide )

  3. regisand

    regisand Guest

    Ray, thank you. I will try to grinder first. It seems like it would provide a more controled cut.