A trailing edge. The diamond should cut first and the trail or tail should follow. I have bought blades that have been miss labelled. I always install my blades like the photo above.
Which way should diamond blade spin?
This indicated the direction – the tail should be behind the comet. If you put a blade on in the direction opposite to the directional arrow you may experience a little slower cutting or a little vibration at first until the diamond is exposed on the opposite side.
Can diamond blades be used for side grinding?
Q. Can I use a diamond blade for side grinding as well as cutting? A. No, using a diamond blade for side grinding can be extremely dangerous, as the blades are only designed to cope with forces associated with cutting.
Can you put a circular saw blade on backwards?
Yes – a circular saw blade can be accidentally mounted on the saw backwards – but it is a mistake you will only make one time because you will find out the instant you try to cut a piece of wood. It will not cut and you will be embarrassed at your mistake.
Why do circular saws cut upwards?
The teeth of circular saw blades are intended to cut upwards into the material from below and this is for safety purposes. It is important that you should not spin them in a different direction just like you spin a table saw blade.
Do circular saws cut up or down?
When appearance matters, make cuts with the good side facing down, as circular saws can splinter the wood on the top side. Making your cut line on masking tape can reduce splintering. Start over if you see that you’ve veered off from the cut line instead of trying to curve your way back on track.
Why is my circular saw burning the wood?
Pushing the stock through the saw too slowly is a common cause of saw blade burn. Sometimes a blade that feels dull might only be dirty. If wood pitch resins build up behind the teeth of the blade, the cutting speed will slow down, increasing the chances for burns.
Where should a bandsaw blade sit on the wheel?
Make sure the machine is disconnected from the power supply. When tracking, you always want to make sure that the blade is sat on the crown of the wheel, with the deepest part of the gullet in the centre.