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Jesse Latham

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What kind of slitting saw would be best for Ti?
I used many high speed steel slitting saws. All were terrible. Rough cuts, squealing. get hot and dull etc. I bought this saw and boy howdy what a pleasant difference! Clean cuts, quiet, cool. It's the sh!t. I've cut 4ea .156 Ti frame lockbars with no change in performance. If asked they will send you a sheet of data for feeds and speeds.
McMaster-Carr
1/32"2"361/2"CarbideAluminum, Brass, Bronze, Fiberglass, Hardened Steel, Iron, Nickel, Plastic, Stainless Steel, Steel, Titanium, Tool Steel3078A94694.77
 

EdCaffreyMS

"The Montana Bladesmith"
IanF: I'd recommend cut-off wheels. Personally, I use Norton A60, OBNA2. It's a 4" wheel that I put on an arbor, and use in my mill. You'll go broke quickly trying to use a slitting saw.....especially if it's not being used in a "flooded coolant" environment (like most of use DON'T have).
 

EdCaffreyMS

"The Montana Bladesmith"
Got a couple closer to done today!! A Gen2 Hunter in Mosaic/410 San Mai. And a big..... big..... I don't know exactly what to call it.....but I like it!

The hunter is fresh from cooling after baking on Clear Satin Moly Resin.

I talked to my Doc last week, and asked him if I could try going off one of the meds they have me on.....and ever since I've felt a bit better each day! Hope it lasts!!







 

Sean Jones

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Got a couple closer to done today!! A Gen2 Hunter in Mosaic/410 San Mai. And a big..... big..... I don't know exactly what to call it.....but I like it!

The hunter is fresh from cooling after baking on Clear Satin Moly Resin.

I talked to my Doc last week, and asked him if I could try going off one of the meds they have me on.....and ever since I've felt a bit better each day! Hope it lasts!!







Very nice!
Good to hear about getting off of one of your meds. I've gone a round or two with my wife's doctor's on too many meds. Multiple meds always seem to create problems of their own.

Glad to hear you're feeling better!
 

IanF

Well-Known Member
IanF: I'd recommend cut-off wheels. Personally, I use Norton A60, OBNA2. It's a 4" wheel that I put on an arbor, and use in my mill. You'll go broke quickly trying to use a slitting saw.....especially if it's not being used in a "flooded coolant" environment (like most of use DON'T have).
Thanks Ed - what speed do you run these at?
 

IanF

Well-Known Member
I used many high speed steel slitting saws. All were terrible. Rough cuts, squealing. get hot and dull etc. I bought this saw and boy howdy what a pleasant difference! Clean cuts, quiet, cool. It's the sh!t. I've cut 4ea .156 Ti frame lockbars with no change in performance. If asked they will send you a sheet of data for feeds and speeds.
McMaster-Carr
1/32"2"361/2"CarbideAluminum, Brass, Bronze, Fiberglass, Hardened Steel, Iron, Nickel, Plastic, Stainless Steel, Steel, Titanium, Tool Steel3078A94694.77
Thank you Jesse

I’ve been using An abrasive wheel and thought a slitting saw may be better. Ed has advised probably not but I’m still interested and it sounds as though you’ve found a successful option. I’m not sure I’d be able to get these in Australia. Do you run yours fast or very slow? I’ve seen conflicting reports for Ti and lockbar cutting.
 

Jesse Latham

Well-Known Member
Thank you Jesse

I’ve been using An abrasive wheel and thought a slitting saw may be better. Ed has advised probably not but I’m still interested and it sounds as though you’ve found a successful option. I’m not sure I’d be able to get these in Australia. Do you run yours fast or very slow? I’ve seen conflicting reports for Ti and lockbar cutting.
I'll post a picture of the feeds and speeds tomorrow. They are faster by at least 50%.
 

AFreeman714

Member
Now we are talking, those look good John! And that is a heck of a batch going out some nice profiles.

Here is my homemade scribe. It's not pretty and I still need to lap the face of it on my granite block to get it perfectly flat but it works an I have a total of $4.97 into it(bought a carbide edge pen scribe used the tip)




Ahhh, Very Clever, Can I steel your design???
 

AFreeman714

Member
Morning guys,
I am working on several blades ATM, a diy Forge, (Just built a small very inefficient forge) and a 2" x 72" grinder, oh and sheaths for two of the builds. Man I wish my boss would have waited one more week before calling me back! lol.
 

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AFreeman714

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Oh yea, I forgot about the Pistol Crossbow, My wifes doctor's Father started this project back in 1963, found it in Science and mechanics magazine, and he wanted to know if I could finish it, well we are getting close, completed the trigger mechanism, blued the steel parts, putting it together is a challenge though because a lot of measurements were changed, by mistake or better design? I don't know, but I am having to re-engineer some parts to get it to fly. The Bolt is made from a carbon fiber Crossbow Bolt / Arrow, It may be too light to fly straight, and will have to remove the fletching.
Also I have some Mystery metal to forge some blades from, a couple lawn mower blades, and some coil springs!! I don't know if they will be satisfactory or not, but it will be fun learning! I do have a shipment of 80CRV2 steel due this afternoon, I can't wait!
 

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