Your diamond blade is a sturdy piece of equipment that can handle cutting various tough materials on the job site. However, without proper maintenance, even the most versatile blade can be worn out. To help you ensure that your blades continue to work under harsh environments, here are a few tips that can help you deal with common blade issues:
Dealing with Tension Loss
Whenever there is a loss of tension (the blade won’t stay straight as you’re cutting), it is due to misalignment of the blade, or it isn’t being used for the right material. To solve issues with misalignment, make sure that you double check if your saw is aligned correctly and make sure that you’re using the blade for the right material. Should your blade not be compatible with the material you’re cutting, consider getting a more suitable one for cutting.
Damaged Blade Segments
Segments can be damaged or fall off of the blade core. This can be caused by the blade being too hard for the material you’re cutting. To solve the issue, make the switch to one with softer bonds.
Overheating can lead to increased wear and tear of your blade. This can be caused by not providing your blade with adequate cooling as you’re cutting. Depending on the material you’re cutting, make sure you have an adequate water supply to perform wet cutting so that the blade can remain cool.
Blade is Unable to Cut
If the blade spins without being able to cut at all, the problem could be the saw as the insufficient power to cut or the blade has become dull. To solve these issues, make sure your saw is producing enough horsepower to cut through the material and is running at a correct RPM. If blade dullness is an issue, consult the manufacturer of your blade about the problem.
Cracking of the core is an issue that can be caused by overheating or too much pressure being applied while cutting. To help prevent such issues, the blade operator should feel the pressure on the blade and be careful not to twist while cutting. For overheating, make sure that you’re providing adequate cooling while you cut.
With these maintenance tips for these common blade issues, you better ensure that your diamond blades have better longevity in your workplace. For more tips about diamond blades or other tools in your workshop, check out GilaTools.com!