Diamond saw blades are used to cut through hard and abrasive materials including bricks, concrete, tiles, blocks, and stones. Made from metal and diamond crystal mixture, these blades can cut through almost anything, making them the perfect blade to use in construction.
However, since they are always used in the harshest conditions, these diamond blades tend to be dirty most of the time. The sad part is dirt can actually affect its cutting potential. So if you want to extend your blade’s life and maintain its sharpness, then we suggest you clean it from time to time. Here’s how you do it:
The Proper Steps of Cleaning a Diamond Blade
- First things first, examine the diamond blade to make sure that it isn’t worn, and that it only needs cleaning. If the diamond segments that were embedded in the blade are almost worn down, then cleaning it won’t restore it fully, and you have no other choice but to replace it. However, if the diamond blade has only been gummed up from the materials you are cutting, cleaning it will restore its sharpness.
- Once you’re sure that your blade only needs cleaning, find a large piece of cement or concrete that you can run your blade on.
- Plug in your saw equipment and activate the motor, so the blade is rotating on full power. Then, run it through the concrete by making some shallow cuts.
- After doing a few shallow cuts on the concrete, proceed by cutting a few different angles and continue the process for about 10 to 20 seconds.
- Once done, examine the edge of the blade for freed diamond grit. These freed diamond grits will allow your blade to cut smoothly, so it works like a new saw.
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