For starters, there are different types of concrete. And for each type, you need a specific kind of blade to efficiently cut through it. Not all concrete saw blades are made the same, so it is crucial to know what they will be used for. For example, right after concrete has been poured, it is considered to be in the green stage. Thus, it is called green concrete. At this stage, it has set but has not completely hardened. Here you can use a standard concrete saw blade.
There is also cured concrete, which means the elements have firmly bonded and abrasive actions on the concrete saw blades are diminished during cutting. This happens 24 to 72 hours after the pour.
Another type of concrete is reinforced concrete, which is widely used for commercial and industrial buildings and structures, such as bridges and foundations. This type of concrete requires a blade that has maximum cutting efficiency.
Another type of concrete is pre-stressed concrete, which requires high tensile cables to offset tensile stress and eliminate cracking. For this type of concrete, one requires a professional concrete saw blade with a high diamond concentration. Diamond refers to the blade’s “cutting teeth” or the diamond segments.
Like mentioned earlier, concrete saw blades can also be used to cut other materials other than concrete. It can be used to cut decorative kitchen and bath tiles. Concrete saw blades are also used to cut through brick, concrete pavers and clay pavers.
When it comes to construction cutting, the right kind of blade and machine always makes a difference.