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The Difference Between Segmented And Turbo Diamond Blades

May. 11, 2021
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The Difference Between Segmented And Turbo Diamond Blades

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Expert technicians who deploy diamond for cutting or grinding applications know the importance of choosing them correctly. It can be a combination of technology, rim or edge configuration that determines the specific application of the tool. Especially depending on the dry and wet applications and the type of material being cut, several factors such as blade service life, dressing requirements and cutting speed play a crucial role.

When we talk about the edge or edge configuration of a diamond blade, there are basically three options:

Continuous diamond blade

Segmented Diamond Blade

Turbo Diamond Blade

As the name implies, the continuous diamond blade has a continuous edge and has a softer bond to harder materials such as tiles, granite, glass, stone and porcelain to provide chip free cuts. But having said that, it belongs to the category of wet cutting, because it needs to provide water or other suitable coolant to cool the blade and increase the life of the blade.

But both of these segmented diamond blades can be used for dry and wet applications, and have a moderately hard bond. If so, what is the difference between them? Let us illustrate these differences:

Rim style: Segmented diamond blades have air spaces called grooves along the edges, and the corresponding blades have a continuous edge with a serrated edge. Grooves in segmented blades help improve air flow and reduce heat and slurry discharge, while cooling holes in turbine blades reduce heat.

Bond: Turbo diamond blades have soft to medium bonding, especially for cutting ceramic tiles, marble, stone, granite and masonry. However, segmented diamond blades have a medium-hard bond and can be effectively used for granite, asphalt, concrete and bricks.

Cutting speed: Although the cutting speed of the segmented blade is very good, the turbine speed change is definitely better.

Cutting quality: Both segmented and turbo diamond blades provide smooth cutting, but segmented style of blades may show chips. Of course, when both of these cuts are analyzed in depth, when the turbo blade is used, a precise and clean cut can always be observed.

Life: When the life of the blade is used as an eligibility criterion, the segmented diamond blade can easily be regarded as a clear winner.

Size: Again, this is the segmented diamond wheel easily surpassing the turbine, because the latter usually uses a diameter of 14 inches, but the former can even reach 72 inches!

Application: When segmented blades are used for masonry, circular and concrete saws, turbo diamond blades find applications in grinders, tile saws and circular saws.

It can be noted that each type or style of blade only needs to be selected according to the material being cut, the necessity of cooling, and the desired finish.

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