We like saying that the Ductile Iron Safety Blade is better than abrasive blades. You shouldn’t take our word for it, though. Instead, let’s see what one of our customers – a Superintendent of Underground Crew in Cincinnati, OH – has to say.
“We determined the blade will give us somewhere between 5-6 months daily usage, which saves us quite a bit over the composite blades in initial cost and labor… We have a more efficient job site now because we don’t have down time of changing all the abrasive blades… On a 16 inch main repair we had to change abrasive blades 6-8 times which takes about 5 minutes each time, now your blade stays on the saw till the saw falls apart… The blades are fantastic… We have used them to cut street car rails, concrete, C-900 and concrete lined steel pipe… The safety of the blade is great… Not having concerns about it blowing apart like the composite blades makes one less thing we have to worry about… Not to mention they cut down on sparks and dust”
This superintendent won’t have to worry about the Ductile Iron Safety Blade shattering during cutting because it’s made of solid steel with a vacuum-brazed diamond coat. This solid steel design eliminates the chances of saw operators being injured or killed by shattering or exploding abrasive blades.
The Ductile Iron Safety Blade’s vacuum-brazed, solid steel design gives it several other advantages over abrasives, as well.
For one thing, the Ductile Iron Safety Blade doesn’t emit hazardous silicon carbide fibers during cutting, the way abrasives do. Silicon carbide can cause pneumoconiosis and increase the chances of death from various lung diseases. There’s even limited evidence that silicon carbide can cause lung cancer in animals. Reducing silicon carbide on worksites can therefore lead to healthier workers with less down time and reduced health insurance costs.
The Ductile Iron Safety Blade can also reduce your replacement blade costs, because they outlast abrasives by at least 150 to 1. Think about that ratio for a minute. Good 14″ abrasive blades cost from $4 to $8 apiece, which means that 150 of these blades will cost you anywhere from $600 to $1,200! Not only will the Ductile Iron Safety Blade stay on your saw longer and save you money, but you also won’t have to stop cutting nearly as often to replace worn blades, saving you time.
“Q. What’s the Difference between Abrasive Wheels and Blades and Diamond Grinders and Blades?” Desert Diamond Industries Blog. Desert Diamond Industries, 16 Nov. 2012. Web. 28 Nov. 2012. <https://desertdiamondindustries.wordpress.com/2012/11/16/q-whats-the-difference-between-abrasive-wheels-and-blades-and-diamond-grinders-and-blades/>.
“Testimonials.” Desert Diamond Industries. Desert Diamond Industries, n.d. Web. 28 Nov. 2012. <http://www.desertdiamondindustries.com/index.php?p=testimonials>.