How to Cut Ferrite

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Ferrite is a form of very strong pure iron. Ferrite consists of a body-centered cubic crystal structure, which imparts strength. Ferrite is used in a variety of electronic components. For example, ferrite is used in electrical transformers due to its magnetic properties. Cutting ferrite can be difficult, as it is very hard and dense. If you cut ferrite with any tool that does not combine a diamond blade with coolant, the ferrite is likely to break or damage the cutting blade.

Things You'll Need

  • Electric table saw with coolant
  • Diamond blade
  • Place the ferrite on the base of the table saw.

  • Lower the saw, with the diamond saw installed, onto the ferrite. Make sure the table saw is extruding coolant fluid onto the diamond blade.

  • Push down on the table saw slowly to force the blade through the ferrite.

Tips & Warnings

  • Do not cut ferrite with any tool besides a table saw that extrudes coolant and has a diamond blade installed. Ferrite will destroy any other saw, and even a diamond saw without coolant.

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References

  • "Precision Abrasive Grinding in the 21st Century"; Harry G. Sachsel; 2010
  • "Metal Cutting Theory and Practice"; David A. Stephenson and John S. Agapiou; 2005
  • "Chemistry: An Introduction to General, Organic, & Biological Chemistry"; Karen Timberlake; 2008
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