Cut-Off Blade, P1, M2 HSS
- This blade is size P1
- High speed steel
- Width: 1/16", Height: 1/2", Length: 4-1/2"
Weight: 0.04 lb
This is a premium American-made M2 high speed steel cut-off blade from the Arthur R. Warner Co.
The Arthur R. Warner Co. is a family-owned American manufacturer of high speed steel products with specialization in cutting, shaping, pre-grinding, heat treating, and finish grinding of premium grades of flat high speed steel. Their quality is excellent and LittleMachineShop.com is proud to carry their products.
Size P1 blades are 1/16" wide and are the most commonly-used size. P1N blades are 0.040" wide. These thinner blades are good for small work. P1X blades are 5/64" wide. Use these thicker blades for parting off larger diameters where you need additional stiffness.
It is easier to part off large diameters if you cut a groove that is wider than the cut-off blade. First, make a cut about 0.100" deep. Now back out and move over at least 0.010". Cut in again, widening the slot. Continue with this cut until you are 0.100" deeper than the first slot. Repeat this process, moving back and forth, until you are through.