Lenox MetalMax Diamond Edge Cutoff Wheel, 12" x 1", is an alternative to bonded abrasive cut-off wheels. Breakthrough diamond technology delivers 1,000 or more cuts and 30X longer life than thin bonded cutoff wheels* without sacrificing speed or finish. Made of solid steel to greatly reduce the risk of breakage, the combination of a steel body with a diamond edge allows MetalMax to hold its original wheel diameter until the last cut, meaning better control, reach, and cut precision throughout the wheel life. The enhanced design substantially reduces dust particles and lessens odor. Lenox MetalMax is suitable for metal cutting applications including steel, sheet metal, stainless steel, rebar, cast iron, aluminum** and non-ferrous metals, and works at the same speeds and feeds as thin bonded abrasive wheels.͍*Average performance in 3-5/8" x 16GA carbon steel stud vs. bonded abrasive cutoff wheels.͍**Cutting wax or saw lubricant is recommended to avoid chip welding when cutting aluminum.