Posted on 21st Dec 2020
If you’ve ever used a diamond saw blade, you understand how they’re the perfect mixture of sturdy and fragile. When you need to cut or grind the hardest of materials, nothing is going to do you better than a diamond tip saw blade. If you count this tool among the most used tools in your kit, you should probably learn how to extend the life of your diamond saw blades so you don’t have to keep replacing them.
You saw blade’s bond matrix refers to how strongly the diamonds in the blade are set into the metal. There’s a rule of thumb to remember here: a softer bond matrix is better for harder materials like concrete, while a harder bond matrix is better for softer materials like asphalt. If you get this wrong, you can cause the diamonds to wear down much quicker than they normally would. Make sure you look closely at the manufacturer’s recommendations for each saw blade.
Whatever cutting equipment you may be using will determine the kind of blade you should be using inside of it. Blades that tend to have a lower performance will work better in lower horsepower-cutting equipment, whereas high performance blades will perform better when put into higher horsepower equipment. Failing to do this can cause the blade to warp and be less effective.
While some materials require dry cutting, such as wood, you’ll want to try and use a wet cutting method as often as possible with your diamond saw blades. The wet cutting method continually cools the blade and reduces heat buildup. Both of these factors lead to a longer lifespan for your diamond blades. Wet cutting also reduces the amount of dust kicked up from your saw, so there are many benefits to choosing this method.
Knowing how to extend the life of your diamond saw blades means knowing how to clean your blades properly. One of the easiest ways to do this is start up your saw and cut into something hard, such as concrete, for about 10 to 15 seconds. This will help remove the grime and grit you may have accumulated while using the blade.
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