Cold Saw Class


4 Lessons

68 Enrolled


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The cold saw is a stationary saw with a circular blade specifically designed to cut metal. The cold saw is useful for making cuts in metal stock at various angles.

This class is part of a greater course series covering Metal Shop safety and basic use. In this course series you will learn how to operate and adjust machines to safely begin basic metal projects.

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Getting Started With the Cold Saw

Lesson 1: Getting Started With the Cold Saw

This lesson goes over the anatomy of the cold saw, as well as basic safety and best practices.

Getting Started With the Cold Saw

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Using the Vise

Lesson 2: Using the Vise

The vise is critical to holding your metal bar or tube material secure while the blade is cutting.

Using the Vise

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Adjusting the Cold Saw

Lesson 3: Adjusting the Cold Saw

While using the saw, you will periodically need to adjust speed and miter angle.

Adjusting the Cold Saw

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Operating the Cold Saw

Lesson 4: Operating the Cold Saw

How to run the machine and a few more tips and tricks to get you the best results on the cold saw. This lesson also includes a free PDF download of this class to use in your shop.

Operating the Cold Saw

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Now that you have the skills, what are you waiting for?
Get out there and make something!