Cutting discs, also known as cutting wheels or abrasive discs, are tools used in various industries and applications to cut through different materials. They are typically circular discs made from abrasive materials such as aluminum oxide, silicon carbide, or diamond grit, bonded together with resin or other materials.
Cutting discs are available in different sizes and thicknesses, allowing for versatile use across a range of cutting tasks. They are commonly used with power tools such as angle grinders, circular saws, or rotary tools that provide the necessary speed and power for effective cutting.
These discs are designed to cut through materials like metal, steel, stainless steel, concrete, masonry, tiles, ceramics, plastic, and other non-ferrous materials. The specific type of cutting disc used depends on the material being cut and the requirements of the task.
When the cutting disc rotates at high speed, the abrasive particles on its surface create friction and generate heat, which helps in cutting through the material. The disc's edge is usually the cutting surface, and as it makes contact with the material, it wears away gradually, allowing for efficient cutting. However, it's important to use cutting discs that are appropriate for the material being cut to ensure safety and optimal performance.
Safety precautions should be followed when using cutting discs, including wearing protective goggles, gloves, and appropriate clothing to prevent injuries from flying debris. It's essential to carefully read and follow the manufacturer's instructions and guidelines for the specific cutting disc and tool being used.