1. What is a diamond blade?
A diamond disc is a cutting tool in the form of a cutting disc, consisting of a metal body with diamond segments or diamond particles attached to the edge.
It is mainly used for cutting hard and abrasive materials such as:
- tiles used.
Good to know: The main purpose of a diamond blade is to produce precise and clean cuts that would be difficult to achieve with traditional cutting tools.
2. The biggest advantage of diamond cutting discs
The most decisive advantage of diamond cutting discs lies in their enormous variability and cost efficiency.
They offer a wide variety of diameters and mounts, which makes them suitable for different machines - from angle grinders to table saws to floor cutting machines.
3. Types of diamond blades
There are different types of diamond blades that differ in their construction and application.
Worth knowing: A diamond cutting disc can vary in size (diameter) and mount. This diversity is absolutely necessary in order to be able to use one universal material group on different machines such as angle grinders and table saws.
3.1 Continuous Edge Diamond Discs
These blades have a continuous cutting edge made up of a continuous row of diamond segments or particles.
- the cleanest cuts
- Often the fastest cutting speed
- Cutting tear-free
They are widely used for cutting ceramic, porcelain stoneware and glass tiles and slabs.
3.2 Segmented rim diamond discs
Segmented diamond discs have several diamond segments that are slightly separated from each other with a "gap".
Benefits of segmentation:
- Improved dust removal
- Better cooling properties
- Cants significantly less
- Ideal for cutting hard building materials where millimeter precision is not required
- Cuts hard material even with small machines such as the angle grinder
They are ideal for cutting concrete, brick, paving stone, reinforced concrete and much more.
4. How does a diamond blade work?
4.1 The cutting process
When cutting with a diamond blade, the blade is rotated at high speed, causing the diamond particles or diamond segment to be pressed against the material being cut.
This creates an abrasive effect that "cuts up" the material or wears it away bit by bit.
4.2 The effect of diamonds
The diamond grains that are processed in the segment serve as tiny cutting teeth. Due to the extreme hardness of diamonds, they can penetrate and cut through almost any material.
During the cutting process, new diamond grits are continuously exposed in the segment to ensure an even and efficient cut.
5. Applications of a diamond wheel
Diamond cutting discs enjoy great popularity in different areas. They are cost effective and available in a range of designs to suit all building materials.
5.1 Construction Industry
Trades that use diamond cutting discs most frequently:
- structural and civil engineering
- gardeners and landscapers
- interior design
5.2 Gem Processing
Diamond wheels are used in the jewelry industry to cut, shape and polish gemstones. Their ability to produce precise and clean cuts makes them ideal for this application.
Diamond blades are also used in metalworking to cut, shape and grind hard metals.
6. Choosing the right diamond blade
When choosing a diamond blade, it is important to:
- the type of material to be cut
- the desired cutting quality or cutting pattern
- and the required diameter and mount of the cutting machine must be taken into account.
iynx Tools recommends: One should also pay attention to the size, shape and concentration of the diamond grains (particles) on the cutting disc.
6.1 The most common diameters of a diamond cutting disc and machine use
As already mentioned above, there are a large number of diamond discs. We would like to show you all the important diameters and their areas of application in the table below.
|125mm||Angle grinders, slot cutters|
|230mm|| angle grinder
Large angle grinder
Small table saws
|300mm||Separation hunters, table saws|
|350mm||wet cutting tables|
7. Safety when handling diamond discs
When working with diamond blades, safety is of the utmost importance.
One should always wear protective clothing, including safety goggles, gloves and appropriate footwear.
It is also important to inspect the disc for damage before each use and to ensure the machine being used has been properly maintained.
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8. Summary and Conclusion - Diamond discs are a useful all-round tool
Diamond discs are powerful cutting tools that are indispensable in many industries.
They offer an efficient and precise way to cut and shape hard and abrasive materials. However, caution should always be exercised when working with diamond blades to ensure safety.