How do you guys go about cutting knife blanks (for stock removal) from a sheet? I have a Milwaukee Deep Cut portable band saw that I am to use for some cutting, but I don't think it will allow me to cut a strip from a sheet.
If using an angle grinder with a cutoff wheel, does the cut generate a lot of heat so that might affect the straightness of the blank? The steel I have is oversize 5/32 52100. Pretty thick stuff.