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Date added: 04/29/2016 Top Five Diamond Blade Problems… Solved

We have all been here before. You are about to dive into a big job and suddenly your equipment falters. While diamond blades are typically dependable tools, sometimes the incorrect use of a blade or faulty equipment can lead to unforeseen problems. More often then not, these problems are preventable by ensuring you are using the right blade for the right job (e.g. not trying to cut a concrete block with a tile cutting blade). We have compiled our personal go-list of the top five diamond blade problems and our tried and true solutions for you below.




Excessive Wear

The blade or horsepower used is simply not appropriate for the material being cut or blade cooling is improper.

Poor bearings, a worn spindle of a misuse of a blade can cause a loss of the circular shape of the blade and increase wear and tear.

Check the cooling system, speed and the ensure you aren’t, for example, cutting a concrete block with a tile-cutting blade.

Good idea to double check all parts, specifically the bearings, spindle and belts to ensure they are not worn out.

Cracked Segment

Almost always, this simply means the diamond blade is TOO hard for the material you are trying to cut or that you are cutting at a speed that is too quick.

Use a different blade with a softer bond and find a more appropriate cutting speed - usually reducing the cutting speed upon advance is the solution.

The Blade Will Not Cut

Often this means that the blade is too hard for the material to be cut (Eg. using a blade for asphalt to cut concrete).

It could also be from low power source, overuse, misuse or excessive speed causing dullness of blade.

Use a softer bonded and more appropriate blade for the material you are cutting.

Change RPM and operation speed. If the blade is dull, use a dressing stick to dress/open the blade.

Overheated Blade

Not enough coolant, lack of water or cutting is too happening quickly.

Increase Coolant. Check water feed lines to ensure equal and ample flows on both sides of blades. Use dry blades for shallow cutting and slow down your advance.

Loss of Tension

Usually related to the use of a misaligned saw, unsuitable blade for the particular job, or inappropriate speed of rotation.

Diamond saw blades steel core is overheating from friction against the side of the material or blade spinning or flanges are loose.

Always double check the alignment of the saw, check your manual to ensure you are matching the right blade with the right job and steady your material before cutting.

Always double check the cooling water system, the RPM and the application of flanges ensuring that the use meets product recommendations.

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