Diamond blades are unique cutting blades in the construction industry. These blades have a distinct construction that helps them meet a range of applications. Learn more about how diamond cutting blades are made to understand how they cut and grind materials.
Parts of the Diamond Cutting Blade
To understand how people make diamond blades, we must break down their individual pieces. The main components of the diamond blade are the steel core and the segments. The steel core is the metal disc that supports the outer edges of the blade. The segment is the blade part that cuts and grinds away at your working material. Manufacturers attach the steel core and the segment through one of several different methods, including vacuum-brazed attachment, sintered attachment, or laser welding. Manufacturers often use vacuum brazing and sintered attachment for dry cutting blades and laser welding to attach parts of wet cutting blades.
Type of Diamonds for Cutting Blades
You might wonder if manufacturers use real diamonds to segment their blades and how this would affect their prices. Fortunately, diamond blades have synthetic, industrial-grade diamonds that feature the same strength as natural diamonds. Synthetic diamonds are just as hard as natural diamonds, which allows them to grind tough materials like concrete and asphalt. Depending on the type of blade being manufactured, the amount and size of the diamond particles will vary. For example, coarser diamond segments are ideal for cutting asphalt and concrete, while finer diamond segments are best for cutting harder materials.
Diamond Blade Bonding Systems
There are also various blade bonding systems and guidelines for each type of diamond blade. The diamond blade bonding system helps the diamond segments stay in place during the grinding/cutting process. These blades come in a spectrum of hard bonds to soft bonds. Manufacturers achieve this spectrum of bonds with a mixture of different metal powders. As the bonding system wears down, it exposes the next layer of diamond particles, which lengthens the lifespan of your diamond blades. When cutting harder materials, you’ll need a blade with a softer bond and vice versa.
Now that you know how diamond cutting blades are made, you can explore more of their applications and the different types of diamond blades. Browse our selection of multi-purpose diamond blades and more here at ProBlades Outlet to view their different specifications and more.