Granite is an extremely hard material. It is heat resistant so it does not blister, and marking a scratch on it is next to impossible. As material for kitchen countertop, granite is as popular as it gets. It is very durable, and aesthetics-wise is quite a charmer as well. When polished, a granite countertop exudes [...]

Green concrete is typically concrete that hasn’t gone through the curing process. Concrete is perhaps the most widely used building material, but the production of which has negative effects on the environment. Green concrete simply answers to the call of creating a building material that has a reduced impact on Mother Nature. It uses available [...]

It is common knowledge that diamond blades need sufficient water during operation. Not only will it keep the dust from flying around, it will also help extend its life. But you won’t be wet cutting all the time. In some cases, dry cutting is the more appropriate thing to do. An obvious example is when [...]

A good diamond blade should last a long time. But depending on how hard and how often it is abused during operation, it may give out faster than advertised. It is but natural for diamond blades to retire more quickly than expected especially if they are subject to tremendous amount of pressure on a regular [...]

The bond (or metal matrix) is what keeps the diamonds in place.  The diamonds, of course, carry out the cutting. As the blade operates, the bond wears away; hence, diamond grit is shed, and fresh, sharp diamonds are uncovered. How hard the blade’s bond affects the blade’s durability and how fast it sheds worn diamond [...]

Can you imagine what hard work, time, dedication, and creativity that go into crafting a sculpture? Gila Tools likes to showcase our customer’s projects and artwork that use our products.  We like to see the creativity, form, finish, end result, and uniqueness of what our products are capable of doing. Our customer Joseph R. Cannizzaro [...]

Ever admire the design of a driveway or patio floor? Have you found yourself staring at an artistically designed walk way? What you are admiring is the artist created using interlocking concrete pavers. Concrete pavers are a mixture of pre-cast piece of concrete that interlock and are used in pavement applications such as patios, walkways, [...]

If the performance of your diamond blade is not up to par with your expectations, don't just go ahead and buy a new one, because poor cutting results are not always the blade's fault. The cutting performance of your diamond blade is affected by several different factors. If any of these factors are not attuned [...]

With Halloween looming closer, you can probably start expecting zombies to come sprouting up as early as now. As the streets become filled with folks walking dead, you should definitely take time to heed the advice of zombie survival experts on how best to put an end to the undead. As always, it is best [...]

What can withstand the wrath of Katrina and Rita?  In the US alone, 196 people lost their lives due to hurricanes from 1986 - 1995.  On an average, there are two hurricanes that are classified as 3-5 categories that strikes the US every three years.  According to records, September is the month where hurricanes strike [...]

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