Re: Re: Re: 18
Hi again Jack,
I checked several 18" slab saws currently on the market and they are running motors in the 1/2 to 1 horse range. So you may be a little light with a 1/3 horse motor on your saw.
You may also want to experiment with less than 10 pounds of weight on your gravity feed, particularly when cutting harder materials. My experience is that you need more blade rotations per unit of carriage travel with harder materials and you can get that by speeding up the blade rpm and/or slowing the carriage feed rate.
BTW, I like fired clay/sand brick for deglazing and restoring diamond blades. Works better for me than the AlO blocks and the price is right.
From Bob Keller - June 04, 2008 at 13:19:27