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What To Do????

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Bobcat s250 NY, Feb 28, 2006.

  1. Bobcat s250 NY

    Bobcat s250 NY Banned
    from texas
    Posts: 98

    Hey guys,
    I am trying to get ready for the upcoming season and i cannot decide on which blades i am going to purchase for my 14 " wet saws as well as my cutoff saws. If possible can you guys give a few suggestions on what you use and what not to use? Company and model names would be greatly appreciated. The price really isnt an issue if it lasts. Last year it seemed like it didnt matter what i would put in the cutoffs. If the blade was $80 or $200 they wore out soooooooo fast. That being the case have any of you ever tried any blades from ebay? The blades i used in my wet saws were by MQ i believe they were something like diamond back but i dont remember and cant find them anywhere. That blade cost about $275. Thanks in advance for your time. :usflag: :waving:

    BTW it seemed like the blades went faster when cutting Techo. Anybody else experience this?:cool2:
     
  2. Edgewater

    Edgewater LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 457

    I am not a big hardscape op by any stretch, but have used a few blades. We have a local munufactuer that is called CM. There blades are good. I have used a few now on cut offs and they do well.

    I don't know if they have a distributor near you, but they are resonable ($190 canadian for a 12 inch cutoff).

    Adam
     
  3. bigviclbi

    bigviclbi LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Posts: 894

    I get a 5 pack of Target blades(ths manufacturer of cut off saws) 5 pack $250.00. They last just as long as any others I have tried. Its a great deal, do you have Clayton Block near you? Thats where I get mine.
     
  4. WildLake

    WildLake LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 368

    Diamond products Core cut. We use the orange ones. The are expensive but of the highest diamond content and will outlast any homedepot blade by many many times. You will not be disapointed. We came across these at a rental yard and had no choice but spend the $360 for it(needed a blade fast). One of the best buys in a long time.
     
  5. treedoc1

    treedoc1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 319

  6. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,260


    Best blades out there!! I think i got 2 blades ship to me for 225.
     
  7. jreiff

    jreiff LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Posts: 402

    What do you guys do with the blades when you are done with them?
     
  8. Bobcat s250 NY

    Bobcat s250 NY Banned
    from texas
    Posts: 98

    Which blade do you order from them???

    Also if you guys are cutting pavers in place do you use a 12 inch or a 14 inch? I always found it easier to cut with a 14. Seems like you can see better with the larger blade in the saw. I need to find a place to order from because everything up here on the Island everything is extremely overpriced. I think they just pull prices out of their asses. it doesnt matter what blade u ask for its always $300:hammerhead:
     
  9. Rex Mann

    Rex Mann LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 621

    We have been using Diamond Products blades. Trade name is Core Cut. We use the heavy duty orange turbo blades in 14,12 and 10-inch sizes. The 14s we pay 225.00. We have used them for 11-years. Have only had one problem with one blade, and they just gave me a new one, no prorating involved. I have those diamond blade salesmen call me all the time. You can not even get a word in edgewise to tell them no. I saw: "send me a blade, if it works out and it quality like you claim I'll pay you for it, otherwise I am sending it back to you and I do not have to pay for it"

    I have yet to find a blade that is the same value as the Core Cuts.

    Peace,

    http://ArizonaPavers.Com
     
  10. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,929

    Techo -Bloc is a more dense paver, thus it will wear blades faster. we use Diamond Blade Warehouse's "Tornado" It runs around $175-$190

    Chris
     

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