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Slab Sawing 101


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

The Foundations of Slab Sawing Slab Sawing 101 is an introductory but comprehensive training course with classroom and hands on instruction covering slab sawing. The course is geared towards new operators who want to gain proficiency and productivity in this major cutting discipline.


New operators or those with minimal experience who want to learn the proper techniques from the industry experts.

Course Content
  • Basic introduction of types of slab saws and applications and components
  • Blade selection
  • How diamonds work and what to do when they don’t work
  • Classroom and hands-on training regarding set-up, operation, troubleshooting and preventive maintenance
  • Safe work practices

All students are required to take the CSDA online training course "Cutting Edge" before taking this 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  -  $ 785.00
Non-members  -   $ 1,290.00

Fee covers two days 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, calculator 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

Two days from 8am-5pm daily.


ICS Training Facility  I Portland, OR

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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