Coach's Corner - How to Break In Your Soff-Cut® Early-Entry Blades

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Breaking in your Soff-Cut blade before using it can give your blades a longer life and a cleaner cut. Breaking in a blade exposes the diamonds in the segments which not only allows the blade to cut faster but prolongs the life of the soff-cut early-entry blades. Make sure you are maximizing your productivity by breaking in your blades before you cut.

Steps to Break in Your Soff-Cut® Early-Entry Blade

1) Put your blade on the saw and correctly align in the skid plate.

2)In the material you are cutting, run your Soff-Cut saw at 50% RPM for 15-30 feet.

3) "This technique allows the blade to "warm up" and exposes the diamonds in the segments."

4) Raise the RPMs back up to 100% and continue cutting like normal.

 Watch how to break in your Soff-Cut blades.

Now that the diamonds in the segments are exposed the blade should get 100% of its intended life and speed. Early-entry cutting is a great technique to prevent random cracking in concrete during its finishing phase. Putting relief cuts in concrete before it sets will force the cracking underneath the relief cuts, eliminating the chance of random cracking.

If you still have problems with your Soff-Cut blades, you might have the incorrect blade for your cutting application. Make sure you know how to Select Your Soff-Cut Blades.

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