One of the most frequently asked questions by our customers when buying a diamond blade is how long the blade lasts or how long its service life is. Well, like any other equipment, diamond blades tend to wear out over time. However, it doesn’t really have an expected “usable period” or “expiry date.”
And yes, that may be a little bit confusing, so we decided to create this article and elaborate the details to answer that specific question.
The service life of a diamond actually depends on certain factors. One is its quality. According to experts, a low-quality diamond blade can only last around 12 hours of non-stop cutting, while high-quality blades can cut materials up to 120 hours.
Another thing that can affect the blade’s life is the material you are cutting. You see, there are different kinds of diamond blades that you can use in different type of materials such as wood, tile, asphalt, or glass. And it is important to know which type of blade is suitable for the material you are cutting because using the wrong blade will shorten its life and can actually get damaged. And if worse comes to worst, it might even lead to accidents.
And aside from that, your cutting technique can also lengthen or shorten the blade’s life. As you know, wet-cutting is used for asphalt and concrete and is executed to avoid the blade from overheating due to excessive and continuous use. Dry cutting, on the other hand, is perfect for simple materials such as wood. This only means that diamond blades used in wet-cutting are likely to wear down faster than blades used for dry-cutting.
Last but not the least, before purchasing a diamond blade, make sure to check its RPM or rotation per minute. Each diamond blade is manufactured to operate within a range of rotations per minute. And this is very important especially since using a blade outside its RPM range can damage the blade and cause injury to the operator.
In summary, check the RPM, the quality, and the blade’s function before buying one to make sure that you can optimize it as its fullest capacity.