dry cutting diamond blades

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Dry cutting is one of the two cutting methods. The method is more commonly used for DIY projects. For today, we’re listing down eight things you shouldn’t do when dry-cutting:

  • Never attempt to use a diamond blade not intended for dry-cutting. Although there are wet-cutting blades that can be used for dry-cutting, not all of them are designed for the same job. So make sure to check the diamond blade first and that it is intended for dry-cutting to avoid any problems.
  • Don’t exceed the maximum operating speed of the diamond blade you’re using. All diamond blades have an established operating speed you should follow to avoid damaging your blade and saw equipment.
  • Don’t ever operate a saw without the proper equipment and protective gear. Make sure that you have a blade guard to prevent any accidents.
  • Never try to cut a material other than those specified by the blade manufacturer. Doing so will not only damage the blade but can also cause kickbacks.
  • Don’t ever use a diamond blade that is not compatible with the saw equipment you are using. Compatibility issues will affect the quality of the cut and can also lead to more severe problems.
  • Don’t try to force the diamond blade into the machine blade shaft, or even alter the size of the mounting hole for that matter. Another thing you shouldn’t do is tightening the nut too much. Such things can damage the blade, especially when operated at high speeds.
  • Don’t try to use your dry diamond blade for long continuous cuts. Unlike in wet-cutting, dry cutting doesn’t require water to act as a coolant aid to the blade, so make sure to allow it to cool down by turning in the air every few minutes.
  • Never force the blade into the material you are cutting. Allow the blade to cut at its own speed. Pushing the blade into the material may damage it or cause overheating.


For more diamond blade tips and cutting technique, you can visit us at Gilatools.com.

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