Incorrect Use of a Metal Hole Saw Is Asking for Trouble
INCORRECT USE OF A METAL HOLE SAWIS ASKING FOR TROUBLE
Table of ContentsIncorrect use of a metal hole saw Page 3 is asking for trouble Dont cut corners when using Page 9 a metal hole saw
Incorrect use of a metal hole saw is asking for trouble Page 3 While it is a noble enterprise toattempt to perform your own DIYrepairs in the home, it should beremembered that larger tasks must notbe attempted and should instead be leftto professionals. This is because asimple mistake could lead to a lot ofdamage. Using tools which are unfamiliar toyou such as an annular cutter could bedownright dangerous if you have nottaken the time to do some research andfind out the correct method of using it. Apoor DIY job could end up costing youmore in the long run as a professional is
Incorrect use of a metal hole saw is asking for trouble Page 4eventually needed and must clean upyour mess before they proceed. This isnot to say that DIY jobs should not beundertaken. If done correctly, they willbe as rewarding as anything you haveever done. Perhaps you are looking to installsomething in the home but you need tocreate a hole in the middle of a solidsurface. Those unused to DIY tasks mayconsider this to be an impossible taskwhen it is in fact anything but. A metal hole saw can be used for
Incorrect use of a metal hole saw is asking for trouble Page 5this job but they should be used withcaution. It is possible to cut a perfecthole in just about any surface thanks tothe range of saws available. Forexample, if you believe that cutting ahole in a concrete surface cannot bedone, think again. There is a concretehole saw specifically for this job. In general, you are looking at twodistinct types of metal hole saw that areregularly used. Blade tipped saws arethe most popular and glide throughmetal and wooden surfaces like a knife
Incorrect use of a metal hole saw is asking for trouble Page 6through butter. There are also saws thatcome with diamond tipped edges andthese cut through solid surfaces at aslightly faster rate than their bladetipped counterparts. However, thedifference in price between them is sovast that it is really not worth paying theextra amount unless you are aprofessional. Although the metal hole saw mayseem like some exotic tool, it actuallydoes not vary from the a regular drill inthe way it works. The circular cap is just
Incorrect use of a metal hole saw is asking for trouble Page 7a drill bit of a different shape which iskept in place by a pilot bit. An arbor isthen used to attach the circular blade tothe drill. This ensures that the cutterdoes not slide out of place and is safe touse when cutting through surfaces.Inexperienced DIY enthusiasts mayaccidentally use the saw without eitherthe arbor or pilot bit which isinadvisable. Using the saw without thesesafety elements is likely to lead toserious injury.
Incorrect use of a metal hole saw is asking for trouble Page 8 A metal hole saw is the ideal toolfor drilling into doorknobs to installlocks and is capable of cutting througheven the most durable metal. This typeof saw is an instrument that can be usedcreatively in the right hands but couldcause damage to property and the personholding it if used incorrectly.
Dont cut corners when using a metal hole saw Page 9 There are occasions such as tryingto bore a hole in a solid object whichcauses people to ask for the assistance ofan expert. To them, it seems like such atask is far beyond their capabilities. What they don’t realize is thatequipment like a metal hole saw can beused by just about anyone as long asthey carefully follow the instructions.All of a sudden, seemingly impossibletasks like cutting a hole in a doorknob toinstall a lock are very achievable. Thesesaws are circular and allow even a DIY
Dont cut corners when using a metal hole saw Page 10beginner to easily saw through solidmetal. If it is another material liketubing that needs to be cut through, anannular cutter can do the job withoutcausing the object to crack or dimple. A metal hole saw is a metalcylinder that is mounted onto an arbor. Itis possible to find saws that haveindustrial diamonds instead of teeth butusually, the cutting edge consists ofmetal teeth which should make shortwork of softer metals like brass orbronze. Once you have cut through the
Dont cut corners when using a metal hole saw Page 11first part of the metal, the centeringmechanism ceases to be in use though itstill prevents the saw from going toodeep. Hole saws usually have amaximum diameter of five inches withcylinder lengths of up to 12 inches notuncommon. Saws with metal teeth are usuallyused for the majority of metals as wellas wood and plaster while saws withdiamond teeth can be used to deal withconcrete and glass.
Dont cut corners when using a metal hole saw Page 12 A metal hole saw is far moreefficient than regular drill bits because itonly has to cut a small amount ofmaterial to create a large hole. Thismeans it requires less power and uses upless electricity. It is also capable ofboring holes which are much wider thanwhat can be achieved by a drill bit.However, in order to be effective, thesaw must be able to produce a hugeamount of torque at a relatively lowspeed. It is easy to allow the saw to bindbecause of excess dust and long
Dont cut corners when using a metal hole saw Page 13side-handles must always be used as anextreme kickback occasionally occursduring use. An annular cutter is preferable toa twist drill when creating holes in pipesand tubing because it is hollow andtherefore, has no ‘dead-zone’ resistancewhich can cause twist drills to slowdown when in motion. Annular cuttersmaintain their speed throughout whichensures that a clean and crisp hole isproduced without dimples and burrs.When using this type of cutter, it is
Dont cut corners when using a metal hole saw Page 14important to maintain a constant feedpressure. Allowing the feed rate toremain slow could cause the cutter tostall or even break. When you use a tool like a hole sawor annular cutter to create holes, youhave a machine with awesome power inyour hands. These machines enable youto make large holes without damagingany of the material surrounding the hole.Simply follow proper safety procedureand you will no longer need to call aprofessional every time you need a holedrilled..
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