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Circle sawing

Cutting process where the workpiece is cut by chip breaking with a serrated blade.

Illustration of Circle sawing

The process

The workpiece is clamped and processed by a serrated blade [1] fed through the workpiece. The teeth of the blade remove material by chip breaking.

Usually cutting fluid is supplied for cooling the process and allowing higher cutting speed.

Chip breaking
The way in which a chip breaks
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Cutting fluid
Cutting fluid has three main purposes. Cooling, lubrication and removal of chips.
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Advantages and disadvantages
In comparison with alternative methods
Simple process
Effective process
blades are always in contact with the workpiece, straight cut, cut is relatively accurate, relatively smooth surface
Cutting depth is limited by the blade radius
Saw usually leave remaining metals and plastics burrs