How Diamond Saw Blades Are Made
A diamond saw blade is made of a body or core of high precision steel to which cutting segments are added. These segments are made of a mix of metal powder (a combination of different elements, such as cobalt, tungsten, zinc, iron, etc.) and a resin to make the bond.
As one of the leading diamond cutting blade manufacturers today, SIMA technicians consider all the necessary variables when recommending the diamond saw blade that best adapts to every specific cut and tool.
Choosing a Diamond Saw Blade
As a general rule, it can be said that cutting soft or very abrasive materials is a job for a hard metal and a lower diamond concentration. For a hard material, the segment needs to be made of a softer metal bond with larger diamond pieces. But each case must be carefully analyzed to achieve the right balance for the best possible cut.
Two samples of the same material may have slightly different compositions. For instance, marble varies according to its origin (Carrara, Swedish, Vermont, etc.); granite (Alkai, Tonalite, Binary, Riolite, etc.); or even concrete, depending on the aggregates used in its composition (sand, gravel, stone, recycled concrete, etc.). As a result, even on what is superficially the same material, diamond saw blade performance can be very different depending on the material’s specific composition and the associated abrasiveness.
For our customer, the decision is not as hard as it seems: simply tell us what material you need to cut, what saw or tool you will be using to cut, and the blade diameter.
SIMA DIAMANT offers two diamond blade ranges: the PLUS series and PREMIUM series. The choice will depend on the required performance, as the PREMIUM diamond saw blades feature a higher-performance segment.
A segmented diamond disc is mostly recommended to cut hard materials, such as stone, granite, bricks, etc. when a very precise cutting is not essential but speed is.
A turbo diamond disc improves cutting precision in materials that are prone to chipping, providing a neater cut at a reasonable speed.