Small or big, concrete cutting jobs are a necessity of every household. What if, you can do it yourself? How about no worries of calling a repair man every now and then? All you need is a good collection of diamond concrete cutting blades in your toolbox and should get the hang of handling a circular saw. Do not worry; it is not as hazardous as sawing wood. You need to put on safety equipment like goggles, gloves, hearing protection and a dust mask to protect your eyes, ears, face, as well as clothes from flying chips and dust. And few trials are enough to get started.
How to know which concrete block blades are best for you?
Many blades are designed as the general purpose blades that facilitate one to do cutting jobs on multiple surfaces with the same precision and life. Diamond blades come in various grades from standard to professional. Then, how to make choice of blades for your work?
Basically, there are four primary styles of concrete cutting blades:
1. Segment – Segment blades are the most common type of blades that can be used at home for various general purposes and these do well on most block and concrete.
2. Turbo – Turbo blades are also general purpose blades, but are much faster than segmented blades. These blades can also be used on hard surfaces like brick and stone.
3. Segment turbo- Segmented turbo blades give you the best of both worlds. Perfect to be used on hard bricks and pavers, these blades have the segments like a regular style blade, but have castellated teeth to add speed to your blade without sacrificing life.
4. Wide gullet blades- Wide Gullet blades are used for the hardest known surfaces such as concrete pavers, natural stone, clay, etc., the reason behind is the good performance, speed and life of these blades. This blade is mostly used by professionals.
Diamond blades have a huge type range to choose from. Every different material can need a different diamond blade to cut it. Always take your time when choosing a diamond blade to make your life a lot easier.