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Training Is Essential When Using A Diamond Blade To Cut Concrete

by Eugene Mitchell

Cutting through a hard material like a concrete slab can be challenging. For that reason, it's important that you use a diamond blade, which is capable of cutting through a hard surface. Diamond blades are usually used for a specific purpose, so you'll need to find a blade that is designed for cutting concrete. However, there are also general-purpose diamond blades. For the diamond blades to be effective, they must be used properly when engaged in concrete slab sawing.

Training is Essential

There are several introductory and advanced courses on diamond blade concrete slab cutting. Its important for the operator to understand the two methods used to attach diamond segments to a steel core. One method used is to engage in brazing. This is when a silver solder is placed in-between a segment and a core. This is heated so that the segment bonds to the core. Then, the solder is allowed to harden.

Another method used to create a diamond blade is to use a laser beam to fuse the diamond segment and the steel core together. A part of the steel core melts to form a weld. The weld becomes stronger than the steel core and the diamond is fused to the steel core.

Operate at the Right Speed

The diamond blades are created for specific applications. The operating speed at which the blade can run is usually specified. The blade should never be operated at a speed higher than what is recommended because this can lead to the blade breaking and can lead to injury or death. 

The diamond blade needs to be cooled as it is cutting through the concrete slab. This is most often done with water. The saw also needs to have a forward speed of 8 to 10 feet per minute. If you are not able to maintain this, you should adjust the depth of the cut.

Operate at the Right RPM

Diamond blades are also tensioned to run at a specific RPM. This is often stamped on the blade. Do not run your blade at a higher RPM because you will risk breaking the blade and causing injury or death.

If you're not sure if your business has the capability to properly use diamond blades to cut through concrete, it's recommended that you hire a slab sawing service. The contractors are trained in the proper methods for cutting through concrete with diamond blades. Talk to them to learn more about concrete slab sawing.