6938 Barney Rd

Houston, TX 77092


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1018 Carbon Steel

Join Austin Zimmerman, product specialist at Houston Metal Sawing, as he takes you through a detailed walkthrough of how we accurately cut a 36-inch piece of 1018 Carbon Steel in our facility in Houston, Texas. Learn how variables like blade speed, lubricating fluids, and carbide guides play a critical role in achieving the best cut. With over 50 years in the industry, Houston Metal Sawing demonstrates the expertise and capabilities that meet all customer needs.

About Carbon Steel

Carbon Steel Construction Grating is primarily made from carbon steel, the most widely used commercial steel. This steel, a combination of iron and carbon, includes other elements such as manganese, phosphorus, sulfur, and silicon. The carbon content determines the steel’s properties, with higher carbon leading to stronger materials. Therefore, the grating made from this steel offers excellent strength and durability.

1018 Carbon Steel

Cutting Specifications

 190 feet / minute
8 to 12 in2 / minute
16 minutes / cut 

  • High-performance “Rugged-Tooth” Carbide Tipped Band Saw Blades
  • Can be used on all types of band saws
  • Semi Synthetic Coolant
  • Formulated specifically for sawing
  • Lubricates and cools the Band Saw Blade
  • Stainless Steel Wire
  • Extend the life of your band saw blade
  • Used on all band saw machines
  • Replace the factory band saw blade guide assemblies with a precision carbide guide
  • Less wasted material, longer blade life
  • Thousands of replacement parts for Amada, Marvel, Doall, Hydmech, and HEM
  • Highest quality aftermarket parts

Bandsaw Blade Feed and Speed Calculator

Use the handy Speed and Feed Calculator on Sawblade.com to determine the correct blade speed and blade tooth pitch based on the material you are cutting.

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Monday through Friday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time

6938 Barney Rd
Houston, Texas 77093

Precision Cutting Specialist

Our sawing capabilities include a large range of metals, castings, plastics or molded parts. You can count on Houston Metal Sawing to deliver your parts on time and within budget.

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