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What Wheel Thickness To Use And When
- Nov 03, 2018 -


Generally speaking, 

thicker wheels last longer,

but that increased durability comes at a price.

Thicker wheels cut slower and generate more friction 

and heat through the cut —

 often discoloring the workpiece and requiring additional steps to finish. 
Always consider the material when selecting the best wheel for the job. 

On harder steels and alloys — 

such as armored steels, titanium, stainless, high nickel alloys and cast iron, 

which generate significant heat throughout the cutting process — 

it’s cost effective to upgrade to a cutting wheel that is more resistant to heat. 

Zirconia alumina and ceramic alumina are good choices in these applications.