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all ferris
10-14-2012, 09:18 PM
Do you have a certain diamond blade that you feel cuts faster or lasts longer?

I have been using Husqvarna 3 diamond baldes on my Partner saw and have been pretty happy with them for dry cutting pavers. The last blade lasted about 350' and cut good the whole time (much better than Husqvarna's 2 diamond blade).

The other day I went out on a limb and tried a MK blade that was simply labeled "general use" and "long lasting". I cut about 200 lineal feet with it (Mega Arbel, which is thicker than standard) and it looks like it could go another 200'.

I have never bought one of the really expensive blades. I paid about $85 for the MK blade which I thought was cheap. The 3 diamond Husqvarna blades were something like $95 each. So it seems like the MK blade is the better deal of the 2.

What blade do you prefer and why... How many lineal feet? How fast does it cut?

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10-15-2012, 09:42 AM
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GreenI.A.
10-15-2012, 01:53 PM
I've been happy with husqvarna, mainly because I have a dealer who brings them in for me for cost.

2low4NH
10-23-2012, 09:59 PM
a material specific blade will outlast any general blade. out granite blades run roughly $350 but the will last 8/1 over the cheap stone blades. thats dry cutting the majority of the time. the higher end blades do last longer but there is never a huge cost savings unless you treat the blade very nicely. the guy making the cuts can wear out a blade fast if not cutting properly.

Mntngoat
10-26-2012, 05:53 PM
I've had good success with MK's concrete blade. Granted i don't do hardscape But i do use them to cut concrete for demo. Best part is amazon just dropped the price 23% them.

ML

all ferris
10-26-2012, 08:17 PM
I've had good success with MK's concrete blade. Granted i don't do hardscape But i do use them to cut concrete for demo. Best part is amazon just dropped the price 23% them.

ML

Do you have a part #?

Mntngoat
10-29-2012, 01:38 PM
Do you have a part #?


Here you go.
http://www.amazon.com/MK-Diamond-160682-Segmented-Concrete/dp/B000H1TL52/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1351532282&sr=8-1&keywords=MK+diamond+14%22+blade

ML