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tthomass
08-13-2008, 10:02 PM
How do you know if you're getting a good one? Is there a scale........like sandpaper.......200 grit, 400 grit etc.

crab
08-13-2008, 10:24 PM
the best way to see is with a micrometer ,a good blade should be even thickness at almost all points,other wise they heat unevenly and where out fast,especially segmented blades,i use Dixie almost exclusively, for the money i find nothing holds up better. the height of the abrasive area also makes a difference.

zedosix
08-13-2008, 10:46 PM
How do you know if you're getting a good one? Is there a scale........like sandpaper.......200 grit, 400 grit etc.

Typically blades are rated on a scale of one diamond, or 2, 3, and 4 for the premium blades. Price is a good indication also of how good a blade is. Check for rpm operation also. Quick cuts need a faster turning blade, table saws get away with lower rpm blades. do.

02DURAMAX
08-14-2008, 03:04 AM
core cut diamond are very good!!

yosoniamcool3
08-14-2008, 11:27 PM
try this place the bit i got works great

http://www.dynatech-diamond.com/index.html

Ajax
08-15-2008, 11:02 AM
try this place the bit i got works great

http://www.dynatech-diamond.com/index.html

Not sure how this company works, but many of these places are very competetive with other blade companies, and they will negotiate down in price. I like the Latux Hurricane as a good value for the price.

DVS Hardscaper
08-15-2008, 05:10 PM
Todd,

what will the blade(s) be used for?

For pavers and wall block we get our blades from a company in FL called 'World Diamond Source'. The blades we buy from them are the 14-inch 'Turbo Segmented' blades. Delivered to my door they cost $225.00 which includes freight. 1 blade will last us at least 4 months. Keep in mind we do alotta cutting! Been buyin from them for at least 5 years now.

If you'd like their number shoot me a PM.