We are stepping up our manufacturing process by using a higher (more heat/wear resistant) grade of graphite, and about to purchase directly from the manufacturer (Toyo Tanso). This means we will be ordering our stock in 1" x 39" x 24" plates. I'm trying to make 1" strips. I'm told a diamond wheel tile wet saw will hog through this material easily, and catch the vast majority of the dust. What I am thinking is that I cut the 1" x 39" x 24" down the middle long ways to make two 1" x 39" x 12" slabs, then start making my 1" cuts. The only other option I can see is a band saw, but I really like the idea of the wet saw catching the dust. ANY input or advice on this subject is greatly appreciated. Thanks!