A lot of factors affect a diamond blade’s cutting speed and life, including its bond, the hardness and abasiveness of what you’re cutting and whether you use a water feed. We’ve never seen all of them organized in one place, though – until now, that is.
Esch Construction Supply has a handy table that groups together all these factors with their effects on both cutting speed and blade life. Just go down the table if you’re thinking of changing anything about your blade to find out if you’ll be cutting faster or slower and replacing your blades more or less often.
Esch Construction Supply, “Variables Which Affect Diamond Blade Performance“