Dry-cutting is one of the two types of cutting jobs in the construction field, with wet-cutting being the other. It was given the term because it doesn’t require a coolant aid like water when cutting materials, unlike its counterpart. Dry-cutting is used in many jobs, from cutting concrete, asphalt, or wood.
So for today, we decided to list down seven tips to help you use your new diamond blade for dry cutting:
Before cutting a material, make sure to check if it’s included in the manufacturer’s list of materials to be cut. Using a diamond blade not suited for the material can cause kickback problems or damage your equipment.
If you ordered your new diamond saw blade online, inspect it for any damage that might have occurred during its shipment or from improper storage and packing.
Make it a habit of inspecting your diamond blade before and after use. Look for core flatness, cracks, segment damage, or undercutting. Using a damaged one can affect the quality of your work, and also put your safety to risk.
Strictly follow the manufacturer’s recommended operating speed for your diamond blade. Operating speed depends on the blade’s diameters. These operating speeds are usually printed in the blade’s label.
Before using the blade, check it for mounting flanges to be sure that they are of equal diameter, flat, and doesn’t show any signs of excessive wear.
Always check if the diamond blade is mounted correctly on the diameter blade shaft, located between the blade flanges. Aside from that, double check if it’s securely tightened in place to avoid problems during the cutting process.
Aside from the diamond blade, don’t forget to check your saw equipment. Check out the equipment’s manual for proper maintenance conditions. This is crucially important especially for large mechanical equipment.
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