Global Diamond Tools Blog

Cut-off Saws – the do’s and dont’s

Cut-off saws (variously known as disc cutters, skill saws, Stihl saws, con saws or ‘whizzers’) are widely used in the construction industry. Diamond tip blades cut more quickly than abrasive wheels. Normally a blade with a diamond tip will cut a paving slab in about one minute. Using water significantly increases the life of the wheels/discs as …Read more»

Concrete Cutting with a Circular Saw

Concrete Cutting throws up a lot of dangerous dust. Stones, rocks, sands and clays contain large amounts of crystalline silica and are used to make kerbs, flags, bricks, tiles and concrete. Cutting these materials produces airborne dust containing very fine Respirable crystalline silica (RCS) particles. These particles are small and it is not always possible to see the RCS …Read more»

Troubleshooting Guide for Diamond Cutting Blades

Diamond Life blades are manufactured to the very highest of standards and offer the user built-to-last quality and durability. If used correctly, in accordance with our instructions, and if the appropriate blade has been selected for the material type to be cut, your Diamond Life blade will perform to an exceptionally high standard. Please check …Read more»

Using diamond cutting blades safely

For your personal safety when using diamond cutting circular blades we recommend that you Always read and adhere to the instructions printed on the inside of the carton Always wear suitable ear defenders Always wear eye protection Always use suitable dust protection, wear a face mask or respirator Always wear gloves Always wear suitable footwear …Read more»

Which Diamond Cutting Blade do I use?

Choosing the right Diamond Cutting Blade and cutting discs for your circular saw, cut-off machine. There are a few key points to bear in mind when selecting a diamond cutting blade, but probably the single most important point is to use the correct blade for the material you are going to cut. Here are the …Read more»

Tile Cutting Diamond Blades

Diamond Tile Cutting Blade and Porcelain Tile Cutter Our classic range of diamond tile cutting discs are designed to give a clean, chip free cut in ceramic, clay and granite tiles, particularly effective in porcelain and marble. The thin core and fine diamond blade profile delivers easy, smooth and fast cuts. Recommended All types ceramic – clay …Read more»

Protect your lungs when using cut-off saws

If you are working in highway paving construction or maintenance work, it is highly likely that you use a cut-off saw (also known as a disc cutter, a con saw or a ‘whizzer’). Cutting kerbs, paving or blocks can produce enormous amounts of dust (stone dust). The stone dust will contain some very fine dust …Read more»

Using your cut-off saw safely

Diamond Blade Cutting Do’s Always refer to manufacturer’s operating manual for proper blade specifications, setup, as well as blade and machine maintenance. Inspect the blade often, checking for damage or fatigue – a damaged blade can be dangerous. Check mounting flanges for equal diameter, excessive wear or flatness. Mount the blade correctly and securely – …Read more»

Blade problems. Diamond Cutting Blades

Blade problems. Choose the right Diamond Cutting Blade and cutting discs for your circular saw, cut-off machine. There are a few key points to bear in mind when selecting a diamond cutting blade, but probably the single most important point is to use the correct blade for the material you are going to cut. There are …Read more»