Three Common Mistakes People Make When Using Diamond Blades

Blog | February 7th, 2020

Diamond blades are not for the faint of heart. That is why you have to be well-aware of how to use them before holding on into one. You have to know which blades to choose for specific types of work. Although diamond blades are pretty close to perfection, there are still mistakes that people often unknowingly commit when using them. Here are the three common mistakes people make when using diamond blades.

Dry Cutting

Some diamond blades can be used for dry-cutting but most diamond blades the use of the water to keep the blade cool and operating appropriately. An inadequate supply of water can result in certain blades overheating and possibly breaking.  It is critical to ensure that blades that “wet cut” be used near a water supply. It is possible to have fried blades because water wasn’t used. It doesn’t take very long for the friction of concrete or even asphalt to burn up a blade.

Inappropriate Blades

In the past we have shared that many of our diamond blades can cut a broad variety of substances. While this is true, there are certain materials that require very specific blades.  Using the wrong one can result to a blade becoming dull or even breaking. It is important to select and use the most appropriate blade for the specific type of work you undertake. You should use the right blade for the job. There are blades designed specifically to cut concrete, masonry and green concrete. While general-purpose blades can cover a variety of cutting tasks, application-specific blades are engineered with a specific bond to meet the needs of a certain application. They do the best job and will last longer. You should take into consideration certain aspects including the material you are cutting, amount of cutting done, and the time allocated to complete the job.

Ineffective Saw

While diamond blades are known for the high quality of work they produce, if they are not paired with an appropriate, well-tuned saw your blades can become unstable and damaged. In order to protect your blades you should regularly inspect your saws.  Make sure all nuts and bolts are tightened and the saw is clean and in good operating condition. By understanding the possible pitfalls, you can ensure that your environment, blades and operating equipment are exactly what they need to be in order to minimize any potential problems.

When you know which mistakes to avoid in using 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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