Good evening buddies and hello to everyone. Quite new to this forum but been a railway passionate since I was a little boy, nice railway careers in my family as well . My hobby is locomotives, but I'm rejecting my dream to be a driver now as the work patterns won't suit me well - even though driving them massive machines feels like a hug from God himself. Recently started my PTS course which I more than enjoy and looking to make the best out of it and move up as much as I can. My experience on working on the railtrack is next to zero , however I'm more than interested to learn so will pay attention to what each of you has to say. The guy who's got me into this mentioned that cutting the railtrack is an art which only a few master it properly... at least in the begining. Must admit i've been using tools since I was about 11 (I'm 30 now ) including disk cutters, grinders, welding machines, drills etc etc- no accidents or mistakes what so ever as I tend to be very calculated and precaucious with what I do (I'm designing and servicing electronics of all kinds as a job ). However , would like to ask you guys what's the best way to do it - both quick and efficient, without grinding down the disc too much. I saw some clips on youtube and to my first impression I understood that what makes an actual diference is the way you swing the disc cutter while cutting the track. Again I might be (Very) wrong. And this is why I'm here. Not looking to demonstrate i'm a genious on the track but definetly want to learn and do my best and above all be well prepared. A lovely evening to you all, Mario Alex.