Side grinding sharpens the sides of the teeth on tungsten carbide circular saws.
It is performed after face grinding.
Tungsten carbide circular saws
Reasons for side grinding
The tooth sides of a trim saw blade must be maintained in a sharp condition because they have to cut through the board’s cross grain fiber
Sharper tooth sides produce better cuts
Maintain a uniform tooth width to reduce scratching and circular markings on the wood
Maintain straight tooth sides and sharp cutting corners
Choosing a diamond wheel for side grinding
When selecting a side grinding diamond wheel, it is worth noting that the performance of the blade is mainly determined by the diamond wheel’s ability to create sharp tooth sides and a superior surface finish.
Choose a very fine diamond wheel that is soft enough to produce a clean cut. Thinner diamond wheels are more suitable for side grinding than wider diamond wheels because they exert less pressure on the blade and reduce the risk of blunting the corners of the tooth.
Most commonly used GAASH side grinding diamond wheels