The diamond tools effectively cuts materials of various thicknesses and textures. They are widely used because they are fast and easy to operate, while producing accurate results.
However, like any tool, diamond cutting blades wear out. If the metal wears too quickly, the diamond particles will fall off the metal bond, causing chips and breakage, which shortens the tool life. If the metal wears too slowly, the diamond particles will wear away before the new diamond is exposed, causing the blade to become dull.
Matching the right diamond saw blade to the material is critical to extending service life and producing the best results.
Type of diamond saw blade
The two most common causes of wear in diamond abrasive discsare overheating, dust or debris buildup.
Diamond saw blades are designed for wet or dry applications to cool tools and remove dust or debris. Wet application uses water, while dry application uses air from the blade incision space.
Continuous rims – Continuous rim blades have solid, continuous edges and usually have a soft bond for use in wet environments. Use water to cool the blade and wash away any dust and debris to reduce friction and build-up between tool gaps. Of all the blades, the continuous rim blade cuts the slowest, but also the smoothest. They are ideal materials for cutting hard materials such as stone, marble, granite, tiles, tiles and glass, which require a clean surface.
Segmented rims – Segmented rim blades have serrated continuous edges, usually with a medium to hard bond for wet or dry cutting. The size of the slit or segment varies from blade to blade depending on the material to be cut. The space between the incisions or segments is called the esophagus and can cool the tool and blow away dust and debris. Segmented rim blades utilize a fast but relatively smooth cutting action that can cause chipping. Among all the blades, the segmented rim is the most durable. They are ideal for cutting reinforced concrete, brick, limestone and masonry/blocks that do not require special polishing.
Turbine Edge – Turbine edge blades have a serrated continuous edge that typically has a soft to medium bond and can also be used in wet or dry applications. The blades combine and enhance the advantages of continuous and segmented rims. The turbine rim blades are faster than the continuous rim blades and the interwoven segments are smaller than the segmented rim blades. They are ideal for cutting concrete, brick and limestone materials that produce large amounts of dust and debris.
Knowing the type of saw blade and its suitable application allows workers to cut quickly and easily. This not only extends the life of the diamond tools, but also guarantees the most accurate results.
Extend the life of diamond blades
In addition to using the right type of diamond surface grinding wheel on a particular surface, proper maintenance can extend the life of the blade and save on the cost of purchasing additional tools.
No need to use soap or detergent when cleaning dremel diamond cutting wheel. Australian diamond tool manufacturers recommend pushing the blade to the surface of concrete or cement blocks. Doing so sharpens the blade and removes accumulated dust and debris. The lubricant also prevents rust from accumulating on the metal body of the blade.
The diamond saw blade needs to be stored away from the surface that will passivate or destroy its edges. The nail plate keeps the blade away from the hard surface and allows workers to easily find and get the specific tools they need. You can also choose to store the blade in the tool drawer, but it is important to ensure that the edge of the blade does not touch the inside.
The temperature of the storage area also affects the life of the diamond saw blade. Place the tool in a low humidity area to ensure that rust does not build up on the metal body. If necessary, use a dehumidifier to control air quality.
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