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How Does Diamond Cutting Work?

Diamond grinding blade


First thing to learn is that Diamond blades don’t cut, they grind.

On each segment of a diamond blade you can see pieces of diamond sticking out that are called chips and the matrix bond that is holding the chips together.  As the chips and matrix grind against a surface, the chips and matrix compound break down into dust and more chips become exposed decreasing the size of your over-all segment and decreasing the life of your blade.

The chips breakdown into a fine power that then get expelled with the material being grinded. The fine dust can contain silica and can be dangerous, please make sure to follow all safety procedures.

The process repeats several times with chips being grinded down and more chips becoming released. Once the segment is worn down, and there are no more chips, the blade will need to be replaced.

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