Explaining the Different Usage of the Variety of Diamond Blades
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Explaining the Different Usage of the Variety of Diamond Blades

Diamond blades are used to cutting through coarse and tough materials that steel saw blade cannot do. The types of materials that it cuts include stone, concrete, asphalt, bricks, coal, glass, ceramics, gemstones, and the like. It also has various styles, depending on the type of material that the blade would cut. So, this article would walk you through the variety of diamond blades and which material is best used. 

Components of a Diamond Blade

Before discussing the variants of Diamond blades, the components of a diamond blade must be discussed first that includes:

    • Diamond Crystal. It is a synthetic form of diamond, which determines the blade’s cutting performance through its type, shape, and size.
    • Metal Bond. It is the one that holds together the diamond crystals, which determines the rate at which the diamond crystals are exposed.; wherein a hard bond reduces diamond erosion, and a soft bond does not.
    • Diamond Edge. The variant of the diamond blade comes from, wherein it could be segmented, continuous turbo, or segmented turbo type of diamond blade. The said variety occurs to the three configurations of its rim, wherein it could be a segmented, continuous, or serrated edge. The edges are fixed with the steel core done through brazing, sintering, or laser welding.
    • Steel Core. It is the diamond blade’s core that is made up of high alloy and heat-treated steel. 

Types of Cuts

It also has two different types of cuts, which are the wet and dry method of cutting. Its difference is indicated by the following: 

    • Dry. These types of blades are laser welded and mostly have a softer bond. It can also withstand higher temperatures.
    • Wet. These types of blades are brazed and mostly have a harder bond. They can cut longer and are not hand-held tools.

Types of Diamond Blades

There are four classifications of diamond blades and for which material it is best used, which include the following:

    • Segmented. This style of diamond blade is rough and fast cutting that has medium to hard bonds, whose application ranges between wet and dry cutting. It is also durable and has the longest life compared to the other types of blades, and ideal for cutting marble, granite, concrete, asphalt, brick, block, and other types of materials like those mentioned. Moreover, it is commonly used for masonry, concrete, and circular saws.
    • Segmented-Turbo. This style of diamond blade has a balance speed and smooth cutting, wherein it has segmented blades, which lessen the contact with the surface to increase the speed of cut, with a turbo matrix that allows it to smooth cut through the material.
    • Turbo. This style of diamond blade has a clean, accurate, and smooth cutting that has soft to medium bonds, whose application has a variety of general to specific cutting and ranges between wet and dry cutting. Also, it combines the most helpful qualities between a segmented and continuous blade that are best utilized for grinder, circular, and tile saws. The materials that it is best used include tile, stone, marble, granite, masonry, and the like.
    • Continuous. This style of diamond blade is clean, accurate, and smooth cutting that has soft bonds for cutting hard material like tile, porcelain, granite, stone, glass, and those objects that can be broken easily. It has a solid and continuous edge, which the prior purpose of creation is for wet cutting. 

With knowledge of the various types and specifications of diamond blades, you will surely know the better option for your projects. 


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