November 7, 2011
Forrest Mfg. offers circular saw blades for cutting nonferrous metals such as copper, aluminum, and brass. They are suitable for cutting light- and heavy-wall tubes, extrusions, and plates.
According to the company, the blades produce burr-free cuts that eliminate the need for filing. Nineteen styles are available, and custom requirements can be accommodated.
The nonferrous blades come in diameters from 5.375 to 20 in. with tooth counts from 50 to 120. Made from corrosion-resistant C-2 micrograin carbide, the blades have a 300 percent longer life between sharpening compared to other carbide blades, the manufacturer says. The blades are hand-straightened to help ensure perfect flatness and offer perimeter concentricity and side runout of ±0.001 in.r