Signs that Tell You Need a New Diamond BladeBlog | March 13th, 2020
Effective maintenance of construction tools are the best way to ensure a smooth-flowing project. Any construction professional knows that you cannot afford to have non-functional or broken equipment or tools in the middle of the project. This will not only delay the work, it can possibly compromise the entire project altogether. This is why you need to be aware of the signs that tell you that you might need new tools. One example would be diamond blades. Below are some of them.
Diamond blade segments will need to be checked when the blade is nearly worn out and should be discarded once the laser welding pad is reached. Some of the most common “symptoms” of an old diamond blade that is on its last leg include the following.
Unusual Vibrations and Strange Thumping Sounds
Vibration and thumping noises might be recognisable when your diamond blade is worn out. This is a result of the rough edges. If you start getting an excessive amount of vibration, or hear any thumping noises when you’re cutting then your blade is more than likely worn out.
Visible Damage Signs
The individual segments have worn down. Once the cutting teeth have worn away, your blade won’t be able to cut. While the diamonds may still be viable, the metal can gradually deteriorate through regular use.
The blade has become glazed over. When you use a hard blade to cut soft material, the diamonds can wear down faster than the bonding material. This results in a blade that won’t cut. While you can run the saw through an abrasive material to expose more of the diamond surface, it may still be a good idea to replace the blade.
Exposed Steel Core
The blade looks smooth. This occurs when the diamonds have worn away from the surface of the blade. Not only will you be able to see the smoothed-over diamonds, your blade won’t cut well.
Slow Cutting Speed
Your blade cuts slower than it used to. When your diamond blade is starting to wear out, the cutting speed will decrease, making it difficult to get the same, clean cut you’ve grown accustomed to. The speed of cut will be incredibly slower, and eventually the blade might even stop cutting. If the segments are still extensive in size, then the diamonds might be glazed over so check for this as you can sharpen the blade. If it’s not glazed over, and your cut is very slow then your blade is worn out.
As long as you take care of your diamond blades, you can expect to use them for a longer time. If you want to know more about diamond blade products, you can contact us at Tooltec. We provide all types of diamond blades for your cutting needs.
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