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Announcing the Second Annual Desert Diamond Industries Video Contest!

Desert Diamond Industries' Second Annual Video ContestYou oughta be in pictures, and with the Second Annual Desert Diamond Industries Video Contest, you can be!

Just send us 10 or more minutes of you and your guys using the Ductile Iron Safety Blade, Fire Rescue Safety Blade, Safety Blade Grinder/Cutter, or Ductile Iron Ring Saw Safety Blade on the job or in training. It doesn’t even have to be edited. We’ll take care of all that!

If we like your video, you may win one of the following prizes, not to mention some free publicity for your company.

  • First Place: Husqvarna K970-14″ Gas SawHusqvarna K970 Fire Rescue Gas Saw, or 64GB iPad with Retina Display (your choice), plus an interview or article on your company to be published on our website for a month
  • Second Place: Husqvarna K760-14″ Gas SawHusqvarna K760 Fire Rescue Gas Saw, or 32GB iPad Mini (your choice), plus your picture or logo and a one-paragraph description of your company to be published on our website for a month
  • Third Place: 14″ Safety Blade or 8GB Kindle Fire (your choice), plus your picture or logo and a one-paragraph description of your company to be published on our website for a month

The first 10 people to send qualified entries will also receive a Desert Diamond Industries t-shirt of their choice!

Video Requirements

Your video must be at least 10 minutes long. We reserve the right to edit and use your video as we see fit.

Your video must include testimonials on:

  • How you like working with Desert Diamond Industries
  • What you used before switching to Safety Blades and why you switched
  • How you like working with the Safety Blade
  • How the Safety Blade’s features (e.g. solid steel core, greater versatility, greater ROI, improved performance, Life Time Operator Error Warranty, etc.) have made your job easier and/or safer

Your video must include clear footage of the Safety Blade in use.

Your video must be sent to Desert Diamond Industries before the contest deadline (see below) via SD card, flash drive, DVD, YouSendIt/Hightail, DropBox, MediaFire, Google Drive, or e-mail. Mailed entries must be postmarked before the deadline.

You must sign a waiver to allow your video to be used in promotional material.

Where to Send Your Video

Send video on SD card, flash drive, DVD, or other physical storage devices along with a signed entry form (PDF) to Desert Diamond Industries’ Second Annual Video Contest, 1055 East Tropicana Avenue, Suite 580, Las Vegas, NV 89119. Physical storage devices will not be returned. Contact contest@desertdiamondindustries.com for how to send video and entry forms in electronic format.

Contest Deadline

Contest ends at 12:01 a.m. on Dec. 10, 2013. Entries received or postmarked after this time will not be considered. Winners will be announced on Dec. 17, 2013.

Download the official contest rules along with an entry form (PDF) or read them after the break.

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Unionized Ironworkers Prefer the Ductile Iron Safety Blade and Safety Blade Grinder/Cutter

Welding and Metalworking Articles from Desert Diamond IndustriesUnionized ironworkers love the Ductile Iron Safety Blade and Safety Blade Grinder/Cutter for their speed, durability and safety. Just read what they’ve written:

“The grinding wheel performs very well when removing heavy amounts of material and is very durable. I would say that it works best for heavier removal of material when a nicer finish is not desired. It seems to be a well-made product that works well for what (it) is suited to.”  – Training Coordinator, Iron Workers Local #25, Novi, MI

“In general your vacuum brazed product will last much longer a (sic) create less dust then (sic) conventional abrasive blades. I feel that an iron working contractor engaged in decking will find your blade very useful – lots of savings in changing out the abrasive blades which wear out very quickly and due to the size it should stay on the saw and be less likely to be lost or stolen.” – Apprentice Coordinator, Iron Workers Local #3, Pittsburgh, PA

“Your product (Safety Blade Grinder/Cutters) are 75% more effective than our common abrasive blade and has a definite plus for heavy removal of steels. In addition I agree that it is not probable that it will explode in operation like abrasive blades do, produces 90% less sparks and dust which keeps our shops cleaner and is a very earth friendly, green product.” – Director, Iron Workers Local #5, Upper Marlboro, MD

(emphasis ours)

Ductile Iron Safety Blades and Safety Blade Grinder/Cutters cut and grind faster than abrasive blades and grinders because of their thick coats of vacuum-brazed diamond, which have been proven on ductile, cast, grey, angle and black iron; stainless, carbon, hardened, mild and galvanized steel; non-ferrous materials like bronze, copper, chrome, zinc and lead; high nickel-content materials; and Hastelloy superalloys.

They’re also tougher and safer than abrasives because they’re made of solid steel. Their solid steel designs outlast abrasives by at least 150 to 1. They also won’t explode or shatter, increasing your safety, and won’t emit hazardous silicon carbide fibers, increasing worksite health and reducing your health insurance costs and downtime.

Cut and Grind Faster, Safer and Longer with Desert Diamond Industries’ Vacuum-Brazed Diamond Blades and Diamond Grinders

Desert Diamond Industries’ vacuum-brazed diamond tools are faster, safer and longer lasting than abrasive blades and grinders.

Faster – Our vacuum-brazed diamond blades and diamond grinders have thick coats of diamond (up to 85 percent concentration) vacuum brazed onto their surfaces. These thick diamond coats allow our diamond tools to grind and cut faster than abrasive grinders and blades.

Safer – Our vacuum-brazed diamond blades and diamond grinders are made of solid steel. They won’t shatter or explode during cutting and grinding like abrasive blades and grinders, increasing your safety. They also won’t emit silicon fibers during grinding and cutting, like abrasive grinders and blades, increasing worksite health and reducing your downtime.

Longer Lasting – Our vacuum-brazed diamond blades and diamond grinders last longer than abrasive blades and abrasive grinders. In fact, one of our vacuum-brazed diamond blades or diamond grinders can outlast at least 150 abrasive blades or grinders! That can reduce your replacement blade and grinder costs and save you money in the long run.

Visit Desert Diamond Industries’ Web site for more information on Safety Blade Thin Cutters, Safety Blade Grinder/Cutters and Safety Blade Convex Grinding Wheels.

The Safety Blade Grinder/Cutter – Better on Metal than Abrasives

Welding and Metalworking Articles from Desert Diamond IndustriesThe Safety Blade Grinder/Cutter grinds faster, longer and safer than abrasive wheels and stones. It grinds faster because of its thick vacuum-brazed diamond coat (up to 85 percent concentration), making it an extremely aggressive grinder on ductile, cast, grey and angle iron; carbon, stainless, hardened, galvanized and mild steel; non-ferrous materials like bronze, copper, chrome, zinc and lead; high nickel-content materials; welds; and welding slag. It grinds longer because of its solid steel design, which can outlast abrasives by 200 to 1. Its solid steel construction also makes it safer than abrasives, because it will not shatter, explode or emit hazardous silicon carbide fibers during grinding.

“The Operator Loves It, He Wants ‘Em” – Foundry Finishing Room Supervisor on the Ductile Iron Safety Blade

Manufacturing Articles from Desert Diamond IndustriesWe received a call from an Orrville, OH foundry Finishing Room Supervisor about the Ductile Iron Safety Blade. Here’s some of the things that he told us:

“The operator loves it, he wants ’em. We’re not 150 to 1 yet, but we’re about 60 to 1… He doesn’t have to change blades, it cuts easier, it doesn’t throw sparks… We’ve only had it a week, but I can tell you right now, it’s better… I’d like to get another one in here when that thing wears out so we don’t have to going (sic) back to abrasives, that’s what I want.”

(emphasis ours)

He was so enthusiastic about the Ductile Iron Safety Blade because it outperforms abrasive blades in blade life, safety and cutting speed.

The Ductile Iron Safety Blade outlasts abrasives by at least 150 to 1 because it’s made of solid steel and without welds (up to 14″). Good-quality 14″ abrasives can cost anywhere from $4 to $8 apiece, which means that those 150 abrasives would cost you $600 to $1,200. The Ductile Iron Safety Blade saves you money in replacement blades and, since you don’t replace blades as often, time spent swapping out worn blades.

Its solid steel construction is also safer because it can’t shatter and endanger you during cutting, the way abrasives can. The Ductile Iron Safety Blade also won’t emit hazardous silicon carbide fibers during cutting, like abrasives. This can reduce your employees’ lost time and your health insurance costs. (See our blog for more on the dangers of abrasive blades)

As if that weren’t enough, the Ductile Iron Safety Blade also cuts faster than abrasives. That’s because it has a thick vacuum-brazed diamond coat (up to 85 percent concentration) on the cutting edge. Faster cutting means you get more done and earn more money.

When you consider everything – blade life, safety, cutting speed – the Ductile Iron Safety Blade beats abrasives hands down. That leaves only one question:

Why aren’t you using the Ductile Iron Safety Blade?