Arcus Inc. Developer of a new shape in a circular saw blade that has a new cutting direction. The unique contoured design of the blade cuts a radius unlike a traditional circular saw blade that is designed to cut straight. The Arcus® vision is to make high quality blades and accessories for making difficult projects that require a radius cut easier. Today ARCUS® Inc. manufactures the wood cutting, masonry diamond and steel cutting blade. To enhance the contoured shape blade accessory tools were developed like the Compass Guide helps to perfect a precision cut circles since it is difficult to follow a curve line while cutting.
Contact information: Arcus Inc. PO Box 991548 Louisville, KY 40269-1548 Office 502-495-2959 Fax 502-671-8616 firstname.lastname@example.org
Barbara Cotten Robinson President / Inventor owner of the Arcus Inc.: The most asked that I receive is where did you get the ideal from. I needed a circular frame for a stained glass piece I had just finished. My husband Jeff had been making rectangle frames for some of my stained glass pieces (which was a good excuse to buy new tools) he purchased a router to make a circular frame I only needed one. When I asked why not use one of the circular saws. He explained to me that it difficult and not safe if you were not a skilled carpenter to force a circular saw to cut a curve let alone a circle and it would need a lot of sanding. Jeff told me if I can think of how to do it he would get it made meanwhile he would use a router.
Later that day I needed a salad plate for a snack, I started thinking that the salad plate was almost part of a sphere shape, it is 7 inches, if it falls on the floor on the side moves in a spiral circle when rotated on its side then fall. When I showed this to my husband and explained what I could do to make it cut a perfect circle and could use my modeling wax to sculpt one (I do some glass sculpting) Jeff told me to make it and he would get the steel prototype made. Manipulated the wax until it would fit into would fit into most of the circular saws and would go into a perfect circle. That was hard since the plate was a slight sphere shape I could tell it would be limited on what it could do if you could find a saw it would fit in. So I had to come up a variation of this shape, the next day some birds were flying in a circle and I thought of some sketches Leonardo De Vinci had done and I new the shape that was needed to allow the blade to deeper than a shallow sphere shape would do and would be able to cut a greater range of radius than a shallow plate would have. Jeff got some prototypes made and then getting the right cutting tip that would give a smooth cut took some time.
That was the easy part, then my husband Jeff had to develop a manufacturing process...(Jeff has been selling chemicals to steel companies and manufacturing companies for about 25 years and knew how to get this done for me thanks to my husband Jeff).