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How to Choose the Appropriate Diamond Blade According to Your Cutting Application

Diamond blades or diamond concrete blades are considered as one of the finest tools to use when cutting a concrete. These blades are utilized for building and cutting materials. It is typically powered by a high speed saw which should be controlled by a skilled individual. These types of blades are distinguished to have diamonds placed at the base of it to enable the cutting of hard materials. You can find a number of types of diamond blades out there for you to choose according to the job that you want to get done. Apart from concretes, these blades are able to cut bricks, stone, ceramics, asphalt and glass.

You can use diamond blades for various types of materials. To choose the appropriate type of blade, you should think of the materials that is going to be cut as parts of a scale running from hard to soft materials. Materials that belongs to the hard end of the scale like granite will not be abrasive. Meanwhile, materials at the soft end of the spectrum such as asphalt will certainly be abrasive. While those materials in the middle of the scale will be slightly hard and slightly abrasive. The harder the material is means that it is less abrasive and the softer the material means the more abrasive it is. To easily distinguish material types, take note of the following. Some examples of hard materials are granite, paving brick, quartz, flint, and field stone. Concrete with aggregate such as limestone, dolomite, sandstone or marble are all considered a medium materials. Some example of soft materials are asphalt, block and green concrete.

A user who knows that he will only be cutting just one material should buy a blade specifically designed and marketed for that type of material. Do not purchase the tool if the retail packaging does not indicate the material type. Single application blade are typically more costly as compared to the general use blades. But, do not be concerned too much about the upfront cost. As compared to the general use blades, application specific blades last much longer and its cut is more efficient and much faster for the specific material. This only means that in just a short amount of time, the user can be able to spread the cost of the diamond cutter blade over more cuts. After a long period of time, a single purpose blade is actually very inexpensive. This is very helpful for the user since he do not have to change his blade to another blade form time to time.