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 kinds of blades are indicated to have diamonds planted at the bottom of the blade so as to allow the cutting of hard materials. There a variety of types of diamond blades available in the market for you to choose from depending on your cutting application needs. Aside from concretes, diamond blades can cut other materials as well like glass, ceramics, stones and bricks.
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. On the contrary, materials such as asphalt that belongs to the soft end of the scale will surely be very abrasive. While those materials in the middle of the scale will be slightly hard and slightly abrasive. The harder the material the less abrasive it is and the softer the material the more abrasive it is. 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. Medium materials are concrete with aggregate such as limestone, dolomite, marble or sandstone. Some example of soft materials are asphalt, block and green concrete.
If a user will only use one type of material to be cut, then he should get a blade that are especially made and marketed for such 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 blade are typically more costly as compared to the general use blades. However, do not focus only on 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 means that the user gets to spread the cost of the diamond saw blade over more cuts with shorter amount of cutting time. After a long period of time, a single purpose blade is actually very inexpensive. The is very useful for the user because he do not have to switch from blade to blade for a specific job and will also save more time.