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Diamond Blade Sawing Guidelines

To optimize productivity and blade life it is important to match the material to be cut with the proper blade. The following charts provide general diamond sawing data.

The Blade
Segment Bond Hardness Cutting Speed Blade Life
Harder Slower Longer
Softer Faster Shorter
Diamond Quality Cutting Speed Blade Life
Lower Slower Shorter
Higher Faster Longer
Diamond Concentration Cutting Speed Blade Life
Lower Faster Shorter
Higher Slower Longer
Segment Width Cutting Speed Blade Life
Thinner Faster Shorter
Thicker Slower Longer

The Job
Cutting Depth Cutting Speed Blade Life
Shallow Slower Longer
Deep Faster Shorter
Cutting Pressure (infeed) Cutting Speed Blade Life
Lower Slower Shorter
Higher Faster Longer
Material Hardness Cutting Speed Blade Life
Harder Slower Shorter
Softer Faster Longer
Material Abrasiveness Cutting Speed Blade Life
More Faster Shorter
Less Slower Longer