Soff-Cut™ Diamond Blades
Soff-Cut blades are specially designed for early entry sawing. Specifically designed for trap-rock, chert, quartz, and limestone aggregate concrete. Soff-Cut blades have a specific triangle-shaped arbor that is designed to fit the soff-cut machines from Husqvarna. The purpose of using soff-cut blades is to minimize the risk of random cracking in concrete. The high production rate of soff-cut blades and the ability to cut the same day make soff-cut the best option for cutting green concrete.
Breaking in a Soff-Cut Blade
Before making any cuts, you must break-in your Soff-Cut blade. To ensure a long-lasting blade, you need to know how to properly prepare them. The reason for this is to expose the diamonds that are in the blade's segment. These are the diamonds that grind down the material you are cutting. Check out our quick video from an episode of Coaches Corner on how to break in your Soff-Cut blades
Selecting Your Soff-Cut Blades
The type of Soff-Cut blade you need depends on the aggregate that you are cutting. Concrete can have different levels of hardness and friability. Because hard aggregate dulls segment bonds more quickly, the bonds generally need to be softer when cutting hard aggregate. Softer aggregate will not dull the segment bond as quickly, so harder segment bonds ar needed to hold the diamonds in place long enough to be used at full potential.
Below is a matrix chart explaining the colors of the Soff-Cut blades and the material that they are designed to cut
Esch Pink Next Day Blade
FLX-1000 Purple Series
FLX-3000 Red Series
FLX-4000 Orange Series