How to Find the Best Replacement Diamond Blades
Are you finding that your current diamond blades aren’t cutting as well as they used to? Or does cutting take longer than usual?
If the answer to either of those questions is yes, it may be time for you to replace your diamond saw blade. Realising that is the easy part. Choosing the right diamond tip saw blade may not be quite as easy.
When it comes to diamond bladed saws, one size definitely does not fit all. Cutting blades must be fitted correctly to ensure a long working life, timely cutting speed, and perhaps most important of all, value for money. If you pair your cutting block with the wrong diamond cutting blade, you’ll notice that the diamond wears out very quickly.
One of the most important factors to consider when replacing your diamond bladed saw is how often you will use it, and what you will be cutting.
If your diamond blades are going to be put through their paces with larger jobs and frequent use, specialised diamond cutting blades are best. These diamond blades are specifically formulated to cut a narrow range of material, and do it very well. A specialised diamond blade works out cheaper when you look at cost per metre of cutting.
If you only occasionally use your diamond cutting blades, and on a wide range of materials, a multi-purpose diamond blade might be the right option for you.
Other Factors to Consider when buying a Diamond Cutter
The rotations per minute (RPM) of your saw is important. You will need to match the RPM of the saw, be it a demo saw or a brick saw with the right diamond cutter blades to ensure that they are compatible. This is important not only for how long your diamond saw blades will last, but also safety. Always have the specifications of your demo saw or brick saw on hand before purchasing brick or demo saw blades.
Even though every job is different, it’s important to get an idea of the type of material you will be cutting before buying a diamond blade. Most materials on the job are split into four categories:
- Medium – Hard
- Medium – Soft
If you are cutting bricks, such as clay bricks or cutting fire bricks or even cutting bluestone - then these materials are are the hard end of the scale. Concrete is not as hard, so if you are cutting concrete block or cutting concrete bricks then this is more of a medium hard material. That is if it isn't reinforced concrete - since steel reo can damage a diamond blade that is not especially made to cut it.
Medium to Soft materials examples are when you are cutting sandstone and limestone. Soft materials could be when your cutting asphalt and green concrete.
The hardest diamond cutter blade isn’t always necessarily the best choice. And despite popular belief, they won’t cut everything. Where possible choose a diamond blade based on the material you will cut most often.
Different Diamond Cutter Blade Features
Price may be a big factor when it comes to buying a diamond bladed saw, yet there are also many other factors to consider.
Some demo saw blades are proven to last up to 35% longer than average blades. How the blades have been manufactured have a lot to do with how long the diamond cutting disc will be of use to you. Laser welded diamond blades are a higher quality and more durable diamond cutter.
If you like a little bit of peace and quiet, we have diamond blades that can cut down the noise to just 8 decibels. For a notoriously noisy job, that will be music to a lot of people’s ears! If you can't afford premium silencing technology we have quiet or semi-silent diamond blade options. There is no need to have a ear piercing squeal when your cutting.
Diamond Blade Rims
Another important thing to think about is what type of finish you happy with. Are you all about speed? Do you need a cut with no chipping what-so-ever? These considerations help you determine what diamond blade cutter you need.
The fastest cut is a segmented turbo rim and is popular brick cutting blade for cutting bricks and stone. The segments help cool the diamond saw and get rid of the slurry from the cut. This all helps you to get a fast cut, but it is the roughest diamond cutter. A continuous turbo diamond blade has a rough rim. It is also a fast cutting diamond blade, but it isn't segmented.
Concrete and asphalt blades often have segmented rims, where are a tile blade is continuous and is very smooth to prevent chipping.
Want some help choosing the right diamond blade?
If you have any queries or would like to make your order via telephone, get in touch! We’ll be happy to help you choose the right diamond bladed saw for your business. Don't forget it is free postage on orders over $200.