diamond blade

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by tthomass, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
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    How do you know if you're getting a good one? Is there a scale........like sandpaper.......200 grit, 400 grit etc.
     
  2. crab

    crab LawnSite Senior Member
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    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.
     
  3. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
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    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.
     
  4. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
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    core cut diamond are very good!!
     
  5. yosoniamcool3

    yosoniamcool3 LawnSite Member
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  6. Ajax

    Ajax LawnSite Member
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    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.
     
  7. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,412

    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.
     

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