Don’t Cut Corners On Blades

When replacing a router cutter or saw blade, the old adage ‘buy cheap, buy twice’ is as true when it comes to ancillaries and spare parts as as it is for the machine itself, writes Wayne Hunter, operations manager at Emmegi (UK).

I think it’s a false economy to buy cheap spare parts and even consumables for any type of machine. That’s not just because you are likely to need to replace cheaper tools and parts more frequently but also because the quality of a tool like a saw blade will have a decisive impact on the quality of the finished product - and why would you do anything to compromise that?



Remember also that not all cutting oils will be recommended or even suitable for a particular machine’s lubrication system, so you could potentially do some damage if you choose something cheaper which isn’t compatible just to save a few pounds.


In stock

At our Coventry HQ, we keep every Emmegi router cutter, collet, saw blade, grease and oil that is included in our spare parts catalogue in stock for immediate delivery – along with lots of generic cutters and blades which can be used with various other machine options. Customers are invariably surprised at the breadth of our range – we even supply things such as replacement tabletop rubber strips for our popular ACCA XL extendable work benches.

The only catalogue items that might be stocked in Italy rather than in Coventry are machine parts that are serial number specific, yet these are still available to customers on very short lead times.



As you would expect, router cutters and cutting oils are by far our most popular items, driven in part by the huge increase in recent years in the numbers of CNC machines being bought by aluminium fabricators across the UK and Ireland. We’ve also willingly stepped in recently to supply parts to fabricators who would previously have been buying from Promac.

We employ a dedicated spare parts manager , Craig Smith, who is vastly experienced and can give expert advice on which products to choose. He knows the right cutting oils for every machine and the best specification of router cutter based on cutting length, diameter and overall length, so it’s always worth customers giving him a call if they are in any way unsure.

Picture: Spare parts in stock at Emmegi (UK) in Coventry.

Article written by Cathryn Ellis
06th September 2022


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