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Are you looking for new diamond blades for your saw machine? If yes, then take a moment to read our article — we’ll help you learn the factors you need to consider before purchasing a new blade in the market today.

Here are seven things you should check when buying new diamond blades:

Blade Type

When buying a new diamond blade, make sure that you are purchasing the right type for the cutting job. There are different types of diamond blades in the market: (1) segmented rim, which is used in masonry and concrete; (2) turbo rim, which is designed for speed cutting and used in bricks and concrete; and then there’s the (3) continuous rim, which is used explicitly for wet-cutting.

Blade’s Teeth Profile

Inspect the tooth profile of the diamond blade. Its quality and grid straightness are important in determining the quality of the cut. The blade’s teeth are also a given factor that affects the blade speed. For a more robust application, check out diamond blades with carbide teeth.

CSDA Code

To determine whether the blade is for wet-cutting or dry cutting,  you can check out the CSDA code. It refers to the three-letter code separated by dashes that you can find imprinted in the blade. This code was developed by CSDA and is endorsed by SMI. Aside from its application, the code can also help you tell the type of materials you can cut with the blade.

Authenticity

You can tell the authenticity of a diamond blade by suspending it through the hole and thumping it with your finger. An authentic diamond blade will emit a small ring sound. The louder the ring, the lower the quality of the blade is and is prone to deformation.

Thickness

The thickness of the blade actually plays a significant role in determining the type of jobs that blade can be used. Thinner blades are for easier jobs, they create less sawdust but are prone to overheating and wobbling. Thicker blades, on the other hand, are for the more complicated tasks. They have longer life spans and can be used in a wide range of applications.

Rotation Per Minute

Each diamond blade is manufactured for a specific number of rotations. This information is either printed in the box or in the diamond blade itself. So make sure to check your saw equipment’s RPM and the diamond blade you are planning to buy.

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