A diamond blade is composed of two fundamental elements: A steel plate and the diamond-impregnated segments. The steel plate is of very high quality, treated, hardened steel. Slots separate the segments which contribute to the cooling of the blade during sawing by allowing the water (wet cutting) or the air (dry cutting) to flow between the segments. The segments contain a mixture of diamonds and metal powder. During the manufacturing process, the metal powder and diamond mixture is compressed at a very high temperature in order to obtain a solid metal alloy which holds the diamonds.
Wet or dry cuttting
Choosing wet or dry may be a matter of user preference or job requirement. When using a power hand tool such as a power hand saw, it is not safe to use water without an appointed safety rated accessory system, because of the electrical power source. For concrete saws though, wet cutting is usually preferred because you can cut deeper when using water as a coolant. For tile and masonry saws, either wet or dry cutting blades can be used. For high speed cut-off saws, blades are used wet to control dust. Wet blades MUST be used with water most often. All Masalta blades are laser welded and may be used EITHER dry OR wet.
Segment Height Diamond blade segment height by itself is not a measure of a blade's value, but it's really so significance to the segment height.
Laser Welded Diamond Saw Blade For Flat Sawing Equipment
CONCRETE: Hard non-abrasive material such as concrete, Very hard concrete, class A engineering bricks, 65-100 Newton clay paviours, hard flint aggregate concretes. Reinforced concrete lintels, kerbs and hard paving slabs. Hard clay roof tiles, hard slate.
GENERAL PURPOSE: For extensive of wide range of products such as medium aggregate concrete, general masonry products, stock paving bricks, most roofing tiles and hard sandstones
BRICK: Normal bricks & tiles, fire bricks
ASPHALT: Abrasive material such as asphalt, some asphalt over concrete, lime sandstone, abrasive blocks, green concrete and other highly abrasive applications.
Our standard diameter of blade is from 12" to 20" and bore size is 1" (25.4mm), other sizes are also available.