- Should I be able to cut O1 drill rod with a 10-14 bi-metal blade?
I ask because it is described as machineable, yet after cutting some
1/2" drill rod my blade was toast!
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "redchief344" <redchief344@...> wrote:
>The '01' doesn't mean anything to me. I don't suppose all drill rod
> Should I be able to cut O1 drill rod with a 10-14 bi-metal blade?
> I ask because it is described as machineable, yet after cutting some
> 1/2" drill rod my blade was toast!
is created equal. I cut some that I bought from Enco (air hardening
it said) and it cut OK. Maybe it wouldn't if I leave it in the air
too long.. :-)
I use the 'Morse' brand blades from Enco and like them pretty well. I
have a couple of the bi-metal ones, but I don't use them a lot as I
cry when I discover I'm cutting something too hard.
Well, I haven't said much except I have cut some air hardening drill
rod with a carbon blade.