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Old 01-24-2014, 02:53 PM
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Ordering Diamond Blades Online

I'm looking for a good source for diamond blades. Currently we're purchasing our diamond blades ('Aim Tool' Brand) from our local landscape distributor (Ewing). We're paying $133 for the 14" and $97 for the 10".

They seem to work okay. No big complaints. But I wonder if we're really using the best blade, if I'm getting the best deal, and if I should maybe be using something different.

I'm considering buying the Hurricane Blades from Latux online. But at $120 for the 14" and $100 for the 10", they seem a little spendy, considering that online stores are typically a little less expensive than brick and mortar stores.

Anyone using Latux? Are they worth the money? Or do you have any other recommendations that I should check out in terms of online diamond blade suppliers?

I don't necessarily want to go with the cheapest option. But if there's a place I can get really good quality AND a great price, please let me know.
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Old 01-24-2014, 03:59 PM
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I've been working with the Hurricane for the past 3 years and wouldn't go back to anything else. The service and quality is worth the price.

I specialize in Hardscape installation of concrete and brick pavers.

Also use to buy from a local supplier but had problems with them because they never had inventory.
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Old 01-24-2014, 05:23 PM
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I use the hurricane from latux 14" on my demo saw since that usually cuts dry and i think the speed holes help. I use the cheaper blades they sell on the table saws since those are usually cutting wet.

The quantity you would be buying im sure they could help you out. Just dont ask for shirts, they never come. Just key chains
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Old 01-24-2014, 10:02 PM
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Ive been buying 14" blades from Fastenal for the last 5 years or so. About $80 each and my full time hardscaping crew only goes through maybe 3-4 per season tops.
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Old 01-24-2014, 10:06 PM
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Jim i just buy $75 dollar blades from my local unilock dealer and they last just as long as some blades that cost twice as much. Ive never really noticed much difference between high end blades and middle of the road blades. The only ones we noticed wore out real fast was rigid blades frome home depot or lowes.
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Old 01-24-2014, 10:52 PM
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we used DSI blades for years MADE IN CANADA now know as DITEQ
they were about $325 for a 14" and $275 for 12"

by far the best blades we've used, been using them for 15 years and only go through one a year

they done warp when they heat up like all the cheapies
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Old 01-24-2014, 10:57 PM
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Do you know which model of DITEQ you're using? One blade for a whole year sounds crazy exciting. But maybe we do a lot more jobs than you do or something. How many hardscape installs are you talking about - in a year - that you can do with one blade?
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Old 01-25-2014, 01:05 AM
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all we do it hardscape despite my forum name lol

we work from April-Dec 40-50hrs week strictly hardscaping

ill look up that blade model and get back to you if you go on the site it'll probably just confuse you

way to many blades
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Old 01-25-2014, 02:25 AM
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Right. I did. And I was. That's why I asked.

Thanks for looking into it more for me. I appreciate it.
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Old 01-25-2014, 04:20 AM
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If your looking for diamond blades I would recommend braxton-bragg out of tennessee. We used them for cutting granite. They were great to deal with and never had any complaints what so ever.

http://www.braxton-bragg.com/
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