Met Troubleshooting Guide

LECO’s Met Troubleshooting Guide lets you capitalize on our 40+ years of experience in the field of metallurgy. Search our solutions to common problems and tips on avoiding them before they become problems.

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Sectioning Struggles

My cuts are not as quick or clean as I would like them to be, or my abrasive sectioning wheels wear out too quickly.

It’s frustrating when your cuts take far too long, and even worse when the sectioned specimen is rough and requires excessive amounts of grinding. A consistently sharp blade cuts best, but if it feels like you’re always replacing the blade, maybe the type of blade itself is the problem.

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Topics: Sectioning

I Break Sectioning Blades More Often Than I Would Like

Having an abrasive cut-off wheel break in the middle of a cut is scary and can happen even on the best equipment. Replacing the broken blade interferes with your material lab’s smooth workflow. If your sectioning blades are breaking frequently, you might be experiencing some common failures. Below, we outline five of the most frequent causes of a broken blade and how to fix them.

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Topics: Sectioning