What do Scientists, Construction Workers and the Medical Industry Have in Common?

It sounds like a joke: What do scientists, construction workers, and the medical industry have in common? The answer is diamond cutting blades that let each do extraordinary jobs to make the world a better place. From shaping gemstones into dazzling creations that fit on the most slender finger to grinding through asphalt and concrete to make way for a new mall, these diamond cutting tools represent a marriage of power and precision. 

When selecting a diamond cutting blade for a particular job, there are several things you should consider. First, what type or shape of diamond saw blades will work best? The circular blade gets wide usage because it handles so many tasks with ease. It’s also available in extremely slender forms. On the other hand, specialized diamond cutting tools work better for certain jobs. For instance, working with a gemstone requires smaller tools, so bonding diamonds to a thin wire is necessary.

You also need to think carefully about the kind of bond you want for your diamond cutting tools. The bond refers to the powder metals that hold the diamond to the base, and the bond is either soft or hard. Though it might seem a bit counter-intuitive, you want a soft bond on the diamond cutting blades when you’re grinding through very tough material. The softer bond falls away more quickly, allowing new diamond edges to make frequent contact with the material you’re cutting. By creating contact with newer diamond surfaces that are sharp, the diamond saw blades make a better go of cutting up hard material. Don’t forget to consider what size diamonds you need, what concentration of diamonds you need on the blade, and their toughness. Take your cues from the material you’re cutting as you choose the right diamond cutting disc for the job.

Regardless of what kind of work you’re doing, consider whether you need to use water with your diamond cutting wheels. Water reduces dust flying into the air during grinding. It also cools the diamond saw blades and helps give these blades longevity. So, usually, it’s advisable to use diamond cutting tools wet and not dry.

When ordering a diamond cutting disc, be sure to request the correct diameter, blank thickness, arbor hole, and slots. In addition, consider adding diamond plated ribs to your blade to reduce wear and help with side cutting. Also specify the kind of edge you want, either round or square, for your diamond cutting blades. Ask about any special requests you have about tolerance and the thickness of the cut.