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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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How to Cut Hardened Steel with an Angle Grinder

How To Articles from Desert Diamond IndustriesHardened steel can be tough to cut. According to this video from Ultimate Handyman, that’s because hardened steel is often harder than the steel in hacksaw blades and similar toothed saw blades.

In fact, your best bet for cutting hardened steel may be an angle grinder with a cutoff wheel.

This video, in addition to showing you how to cut hardened steel with an angle grinder, has some valuable safety tips. These tips include how to cut with an abrasive blade¹ without having the blade shatter or break on you. Of course, you don’t have to worry about your blade shattering, breaking or grenading if you cut with a Safety Blade or Safety Blade Grinder/Cutter, because they’re made of solid steel (up to 14″) to prevent such accidents.

Remember, we’ll be at the FDIC 2013 firefighter conference in Indianapolis, IN from April 25 to 27! Visit us in Booth 9550 at the Lucas Oil Stadium. See our press release for details.

¹ = When we say “abrasive blade”, we don’t mean “abrasive grinding wheel”. Never cut with an abrasive grinding wheel. It will shatter or explode on you if you do.

Troubleshooting Diamond Blade Problems, Including Undercutting, Uneven or Excessive Wear, Overheating and Blades that Won’t Cut

Desert Diamond Industries - Frequenly Asked QuestionsHusqvarna has a troubleshooting FAQ to help you with many diamond blade problems. Their page can give you answers to common problems including:

  • Blades that cut slow or won’t cut
  • Undercutting of cutting segments
  • Overheating
  • Uneven or excessive segment wear
  • Cracked blades
  • Cracked segments
  • Eccentricity (blades becoming oval-shaped instead of remaining circular)
  • Arbor hole irregularity or “ovalization”

Don’t forget to visit our FAQ!

“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?

Foundry Finishing Room Supervisor on the Ductile Iron Safety Blade

Manufacturing Articles from Desert Diamond IndustriesThe Ductile Iron Safety Blade is one of the most versatile diamond blades on the market, praised by firefighters and municipal water and utility workers – and now, by the manufacturing, fabrication and metalworking industries. Here’s what the Finishing Room Supervisor at an Orrville, OH foundry had to say about the Ductile Iron Safety Blade:

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 go back to abrasives, that’s what I want.

(emphasis ours)

The Ductile Iron Safety Blade’s thick vacuum-brazed diamond coat (up to 85 percent concentration) outcuts abrasive blades in heavy-duty applications like metal cutting, metal working, manufacturing and fabriaction. It’s been proven on iron, steel, bronze, copper, chrome, zinc, lead, high nickel-content materials and Hastelloy “superalloys”. In addition, the Ductile Iron Safety Blade’s solid steel design (up to 14″) outlasts abrasives up to 150 to 1, reducing your replacement blade costs.

Best of all, the Ductile Iron Safety Blade’s solid steel design improves worksite safety and worker health. Its solid steel construction won’t shatter or explode like abrasives, reducing workplace injuries and fatalities, and it won’t emit hazardous silicon carbide fibers during cutting, reducing lost time and health insurance costs.

For more feedback from our customers about Desert Diamond Industries’ diamond blades and grinders, visit our testimonials page.