Benefits of an iQ Power Tool Q-Drive® Diamond Blade

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Optimized for tough work environments and designed with unmatched durability, iQ Diamond Tools Q-Drive® Diamond Blades get the job done - cutting materials from hard ceramic tiles to highly abrasive bricks and blocks with speed, ease, and precision. When you see the “Q” seal of quality, you can be sure that it is backed by over three decades of industry experience and quality craftsmanship.


Key Takeaways

1. Through years of experience and testing, iQ Power Tools has perfected its proprietary blades with the perfect ratio of high diamond to metal powder concentration.


2. Q-Drive® diamond blades are built with Cool Cut Technology which keeps the blade cool for cleaner, faster cuts.


3. iQ Power Tools offers specifically designed Q-Drive® blades for each of their saws for various applications.

Q-Drive® Diamond Blade Testing

At iQ Power Tools, they understand that finding the perfect match between the saw, the blade, and the material is crucial for productivity. To create the best user experience possible and eliminate potential motor damage, they design and extensively test high-quality blades to work with each iQ saw and material application to create a fully integrated system. Through years of experience and testing, they have perfected their proprietary blades with the perfect ratio of high diamond to metal powder concentration.


Q-Drive® Diamond Blade Benefits

iQ Power Tools designed their blades specifically to work with their proprietary saws. Q-Drive® diamond blades are built with Cool Cut Technology which keeps the blade cool for cleaner, faster cuts. These blades are optimized for rigorous working environments and designed with unmatched durability to ensure quality cuts. iQ Diamond Tools Q-Drive® Diamond Blades get the job done - cutting materials from hard ceramic tiles to highly abrasive bricks and blocks with speed, ease, and precision. Check out this video from iQ Power Tools explaining the importance and advantages of Q-Drive® Blades.



Selecting Your Q-Drive® Diamond Blade

Blade choice is important as it affects the machine and potentially ruins its motor if the wrong blade is used. The bond, diamond pattern, and segment number all play a role in selecting the right blade. Additionally, PSI (pound per square inch), which is the hardness level of materials, is also an important factor to consider. The higher the PSI, the harder the material and the softer the bond of the diamond blade should be. Knowing the hardness of the aggregates in your material helps in selecting a blade best suited for your job. 

Before Using Q-Drive® Diamond Blades

Break Open Your Blade - before using your blade, make ~20 small cuts into scrap material like old concrete to open up the diamond matrix in the segment. This will enhance the blade's cutting performance and quality.


Dress Your Blade - dressing your blade is essential to maintaining your blade's life and performance. After making a large number of cuts or changing materials, dressing the blade will help remove debris and expose more diamonds in the segments allowing for a cleaner, faster cutting experience. Use a dressing stone, like the one pictured below, to do so.



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