Diamond Blade Performance Variables

Blade performance is a combination of both cutting speed and blade life. The main variables for blade life are diamond segment matrix and blade core matrix. The diamond segment matrix…

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How Diamond Blades Work

Before choosing the right diamond blade for your application, it’s helpful to know how they are made and how they work. Having this knowledge will ensure a successful experience on…

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Proper Mounting of a Grinding Wheel

Proper Mounting of a Grinding Wheel Source: Roger E. Cloutier The improper mounting of a grinding wheel is a major cause of grinding wheel breakage. Proper steps in mounting a…

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Understanding Diamond Blades and Speeds

Understanding Diamond Blades 1. Diamond Blade Fabrication Diamond blades consist of four components: Diamond Crystals Bonding System Blade Segment Metal Core Diamond Crystals The diamond crystals in MK blades are…

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Reducing Bushing; Friend or Foe?

Reducing Bushing; Friend or Foe? Source: Roger E. Cloutier Over the years, we have received several requests concerning the rules regarding if and when a reducing bushing can be used…

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Coated Abrasive Fiber Disc Safety

Coated Abrasive Fiber Disc Safety Source: Roger E. Cloutier, Senior Product Safety Engineer with Saint-Gobain Abrasives, Inc. Coated abrasive discs have an excellent safety record with few reported disc breakages…

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Diamond Blade Troubleshooting

Diamond Blade Troubleshooting   Blade Worn Out of Round Blade Will Not Cut Uneven Segment Wear Arbor Hole Out-of-Round Undercutting the Steel Center Segment Cracks Blade Wobbles Segment Loss Cracks…

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