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Classroom and Hands-on Training

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Date:          October 14-15, 2019
Location:   ICS Training Facility | Portland, OR
Instructor: Rick Norland


Wire Sawing 101 is taught by experts with real-world experience, enabling students to have both time in the classroom and time on the slab. The course is geared to both newly hired operators and anyone wishing to expand their knowledge of wire sawing basics. Students will gain proficiency and productivity in all aspects of wire sawing.

Who Should Attend?

  • Newly hired operators as well as anyone interested in expanding their knowledge of wire sawing basics.

Course Content

  • Basic introduction of types of wire saws, drive systems and diamond wire beads including their applications and components
  • Diamond wire selection
  • How diamonds work in wire sawing
  • Classroom and hands-on training regarding set-up, operation, troubleshooting and preventive maintenance
  • Safe work practices

Course Prerequisite

All students must take the CSDA online training course 'Cutting Edge' in preparation for this 101 class. This course provides a strong foundation in sawing and drilling operations and industry fundamentals.  You can take the class here: CSDA Cutting Edge Training

Course Registration

CSDA Members $ 395.00
Non-Members $ 650.00

Fee covers one day of instruction, from 8 AM – 5 PM, all classroom materials, handbooks and a CSDA operator’s field kit that includes a CSDA Safety Handbook, Pocket Reference Guide, blade speed calculator, ruler, diamond card and 10x magnifier. The fee also includes daily continental breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack. Students are responsible for their own lodging, transportation and evening meals.

Each participant is advised to bring the following items: safety glasses, ear protection, hard hat, rain gear, steel toed work boots and a tape measure along with paper and pencil.

Program Plan

Day 1
8 AM - 5 PM

Hotel Accommodations

Book Your Hotel with our Group Rate Here!

Feel free to also call us at 503-652-2900 to reserve a room

Courtyard by Marriott Portland Southeast/Clackamas

  • 9300 SE Sunnybrook Blvd, Clackamas, OR 97015
  • $146 USD per night including breakfast

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Event Summary:

  • Group Name: Blount

  • Start Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019

  • End Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019

  • Last Day to Book: Sunday, September 15, 2019

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