The governing linear equations of transverse motion of a spinning disk with a splined inner radius and constrained from lateral motion by guide pads are derived. The disk is driven by a matching spline arbor that offers no restraint to the disk in the lateral direction. Rigid body translational and tilting degrees-of-freedom are included in the analysis of total motion of the spinning disk. The disk is subjected to lateral constraints and loads. Also considered are applied conservative in-plane edge loads at the outer and inner boundaries. The numerical solution of these equations is used to investigate the effect of the loads and constraints on the natural frequencies, critical speeds, and stability of a spinning disk. The sensitivity of eigenvalues of spline spinning disk to the in-plane edge loads is analyzed by taking the derivative of the spinning disk's eigenvalues with respect to the loads. An expression for the energy induced in the spinning disk by the in-plane loads, and their interaction at the inner radius, is derived by computation of the rate of work done by the lateral component of the edge loads. Experimental idling and cutting tests for a guided spline saw are conducted at the critical speed, super critical speeds, and at the flutter instability speed. The cutting results at different speeds are compared to show that the idling results of a guided spline disk can be used to predict stable operation speeds of the system during cutting.