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 often powered by a high speed saw which must be operated by a person who is trained to do so. These types of blades are distinguished to have diamonds placed at the base of it to enable the cutting of hard materials. There are many types of diamond blades you can find in the market today and you can choose one that suits the job that you want to get done. Apart from concretes, these blades are able to cut bricks, stone, ceramics, asphalt and glass.
Diamond blades can be used for a lot of 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 at the hard end of the spectrum such as granite will not be abrasive. On the other hand, materials that are included at the soft end spectrum such as asphalt will be abrasive. While those materials in the middle of the scale will be slightly hard and slightly abrasive. If the material is hard, then it is less abrasive and if the material is soft, then it is more abrasive. In order to recognize the material types, remember the following list. Granite, paving brick, quartz, flint, and field stone are just few examples of hard materials. Concrete with aggregate such as limestone, dolomite, sandstone or marble are all considered a medium materials. While soft materials include block, asphalt, 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. If there is no material type cited on the retail packaging on the blade, it would be wise not to buy the tool. Single application blades are normally more expensive than the normal use blades. However, do not focus only on the upfront cost. This is because application specific blades will have a much longer life and will cut the material much quicker and more effectively for the specific material compared to the use blades. 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. So, a single purpose blade is cost-effective in the long run. The user will save not only time but also money by not having to switch blades often.