Porcelain Continuous Rim Blade 4″ by Stone Dry/Wet
Porcelain Continuous Rim Blade is great for hard porcelain, & Marble Dry/Wet
These blades are extremely smooth with chip-free cutting.
Diamond Blade Tips
- Open up the diamonds on a new blade with shallow cuts in soft, abrasive material (eg. limestone). This will stop the blade chattering or skipping on the first job.
- For normal cutting, multiple shallow cuts (step cuts) are better than one single deep cut.
- Do not force the blade. Forcing or twisting the blade can cause bluntness, excessive wear, overheating, distortion and segment damage.
- Do not side grind.
- If your slurry color changes to brown or red, you are most probably cutting the dirt or sub-base. This will wear your diamond blade quicker, so raise your blade.
- If you’re going to change directions on a floor saw, make sure your machine is off and the blade is up out of the cut before changing direction.
- If your blade does not have a direct indication on it, you should be able to see a “comet tail” behind exposed diamonds if the blade was “broken in” at the factory. This indicated the direction – the tail should be behind the comet. If you put a blade on in the direction opposite to the directional arrow you may experience a little slower cutting or a little vibration at first until the diamond is exposed on the opposite side. This should not harm the blade as long as you maintain the same direction but may reduce the life fractionally if it is continually reversed.
Diamond Blade Troubleshooting
Glazing – As a diamond blade is used, the bond wears, exposing more diamonds that continue cutting. If the bond does not wear back, then eventually there is no diamond exposed, so the blade will slow down and stop cutting. The cutting edge of the blade will feel smooth. This is known as glazing or polishing
Possible causes are:
- The bond is too hard for the material it is cutting – select the correct blade.
- Too much water is being used (sometimes unavoidable if the tile cracks easily with heat)
- The machine is not powerful enough for the specification (usually experienced more with professional blades and saws)
- The blade has been mounted with the rotation arrow the wrong way.