Cut-Off Saw Blade Selection Guide

Increase cutting performance and get more life from your diamond blade by having the right blade on your saw. Answer 2 short questions and find the right blade for you.

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The most important factor to maximize diamond blade performance and life is having the right blade for the material you're cutting and the saw you're using. Answer 2 questions and find the right diamond blade for your cut-off saw. Click Find My Blade to get started!

1. What Material Are You Cutting?

Diamond blades are made with different levels of bonded segments, ranging from soft to hard. To get the most out of your diamond blade, the segment bond should be the inverse of the material it will cut. Being able to identify the type of material to be cut and the aggregate of the material can extend the life of your diamond blade drastically. If you are cutting hard material like granite, stone, or brick, you want a softer-bonded blade like our Brick Ripper. If you are cutting softer material like asphalt or concrete, you want a harder-bonded blade like our Boss Blade

2. What Equipment Are You Using?

Understand that the horsepower you are cutting with impacts the productivity and longevity of your diamond blade. The characteristics of the diamond blade should align the saw’s maximum horsepower. Typically higher power saws require higher diamond concentration levels. Cutting with a saw that runs too fast for the blade, will immediately go out of tension. Losing tension can be a safety hazard, as well as a profit and productivity killer.

3. What Is Your Depth Of Cut?

Knowing how deep you need to cut before selecting your diamond blade allows for a more precise and accurate cut. Every saw is built from the factory with a maximum cutting depth assigned. You can review that in the owner’s manual or check out our Diamond Blade Cutting Depths Gude for an overview of your maximum depth of cut based on saw type and blade diameter.

4. Are You Wet Cutting?

Knowing whether you need to use water with your diamond blade is important when selecting a blade. Any blades that are designed to cut wet MUST be used with water, while blades that are designed to cut dry can be used to cut both wet and dry.