In today’s world, concrete and other hard metals are frequently used to construct buildings and buildings. Cutting these materials is difficult. You can’t just pick up any old saw. Hard materials need an even tougher substance to cut them accurately. Diamond blades are helpful in this situation. The most rigid naturally occurring substance known to man, diamond, is used to cut hard materials such as tile, steel, and concrete.
Diamonds, on the other hand, are incredibly scarce, making them quite expensive. As a result, when you buy a diamond blade, you’re getting a synthetic (artificial) diamond. It would be nearly difficult to cut hard materials without a synthetic diamond. These blades also have several benefits over metal and abrasive blades. They’re significantly safer to use, last a lot longer, and cut a lot faster.
Can A Diamond Blade Cut Metal?
A diamond blade can cut through metal. However, this is entirely dependent on how one will use the diamond blade. Concrete, brick, tile, and asphalt are all sliced with most blades. However, not all blades are created equal. You can use different blades for other purposes. Each blade has a unique style, shape, and grooves that play a role in its cutting power.
Each blade has a unique design to cut a specific material or hardness of the material. Consider the difference between concrete and asphalt blades. Soft bonded blades will not work on asphalt since it is softer than concrete or granite, and they will not produce clean cuts. Instead, a diamond blade with a firm bond is the best instrument for cutting asphalt.
Some blades are universal, meaning they can cut practically any material. Always conduct your study and determine the application of any blade before purchasing it. Take a look at the product packaging. If you’re unsure, seek assistance in determining the application and specialty.
How Does A Diamond Blade Cut?
A diamond blade isn’t truly cutting anything. Instead, the friction force is used to ‘grind’ the material away. When cutting more rigid materials, the diamond blade’s bond should be softer. The link between the diamond particles dulls and breaks, allowing more of the synthetic diamond to be exposed and grind away at the substance. When cutting softer materials, the opposite is true. The relationship is more robust to ensure that the diamond is exposed for long enough to be fully exploited. Essentially, the blades scratch away at the material’s particles.
What Size Should You Use?
The blade’s size will also affect what you’re cutting and the project you’re working on. The dimensions of your saw will determine the size you choose. One should find out the diameter of the blade it takes by reading the saw’s manufacturer’s handbook or product box.
How Long Does A Diamond Blade Last?
The material you’re cutting and how often you use it will determine how long your blade lasts. However, it is common knowledge that one can use a diamond blade up to 100 times longer than other abrasive blades. The blade’s quality will also be an issue. Low-quality blades are only good for about 10 hours of total cutting time. High-quality blades can last up to 120 hours of cutting time or even longer. Remember that buying inexpensive typically ends up costing you more in the long run.
Any blade or saw might be hazardous. Saw blades turn at a rate of a few thousand revolutions per minute (RPM). When you add that the blade comprises the world’s most rigid substance, you’ve got yourself a severe cutting machine. You don’t want your hand or any other part of your body near that blade. Cutting with diamond blades at high speeds will send debris flying all over the place. That implies you’ll need to put on protective gear. Always examine the product’s safety and handling instructions in the manufacturer’s manual and on the packaging.