Like any other equipment, diamond blades won’t last forever. Eventually, they will wear out depending on how frequently you use them. And when they do, it is important to replace them as soon as possible to avoid any problems. This also means that you should always look for signs that indicate your blade is about to worn out.
Here are sure signs to tell if your diamond blade is already worn out.
You can see the core of the blade.
Once you’re starting to see the steel core of the blade, it’s an indication that the diamonds are all used up. However, if the segments are still extensive, you can try sharpening the blade at first. What you have to do is run the blade on an abrasive material enough to sharpen it and expose the diamond grits. You can try following this steps.
The blade cuts slower than before.
When a worn-out blade is used during the cutting process, the speed of the cut will be slower than the usual. This happens if there are not enough diamond grits to cut the materials, slowing the process. And the worst thing is that it may eventually stop cutting in the middle of work.
Thumping noises can be heard when using it.
Thumping noise is a sure way to tell that your blade is already worn-out. The sound is usually accompanied by vibrations, which is easy to recognize and hear. If you happen to, the first thing you need to do is to stop the equipment and unplug the saw. After that, inspect if the diamond blade is securely placed in the equipment. This is because a slightly loose blade can also be the cause of vibrations and thumping noises. If that is not the case, then that’s a sure sign that your diamond blade has rough edges and is already worn out.
Check for any damaged part on the blade.
Last but not the least, always check your blade if it has any damage or warped parts before you start working with your saw equipment. A damaged blade can be very dangerous and can lead to accidents if left unattended to. And with that said, never ever use a damaged or warped one. Once you see even a small crack in the blade, toss it aside and replace it with a brand new diamond blade.