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More on How to Dress a Diamond Blade

How To Articles from Desert Diamond IndustriesWe’ve had blog posts on why you should dress your diamond blade and how you should dress your diamond blade. The only thing we haven’t posted is video of someone dressing a diamond blade… until now.

This video on how to dress a diamond blade was posted on skenma.jp‘s YouTube channel. As you can see, dressing a diamond blade isn’t hard. All you have to do is run the blade through an abrasive material to grind away the bond and expose the diamond grit. The saw operator in this video ran his blade through a grinding wheel, but you can use any abrasive material, including asphalt or block.

As we’ve said before, though, you don’t have to worry about dressing your diamond blade if you use Ductile Iron Safety Blades and Fire Rescue Safety Blades. Their vacuum-brazed designs give you consistent cutting speed in a variety of materials, and you’ll never need to waste time dressing them, either.

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.

How to Dress and Freshen a Slow-Cutting Diamond Blade

How To Articles from Desert Diamond IndustriesIs your diamond blade cutting slow? Has it stopped cutting altogether? This thread over at the Lapidary / Gemstone Community Forum may be just what you need! It has plenty of tips and tricks on how to dress and freshen diamond blades. It’s a little scattershot (as forum discussions tend to be), but we think that it’ll give you exactly the diamond blade dressing technique that you need.

Or you can just use diamond blades that don’t need dressing or freshening and that keep cutting at the same speed until they’re worn out, like the Ductile Iron Safety Blade and Fire Rescue Safety Blade. Just throwing that out there.

Lapidary / Gemstone Community Forum, How-to Dress a diamond blade

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.

Need to Make Quieter Cuts? Try Quiet Core and Silent Core Blades

Stone and Masonry Cutting Articles from Desert Diamond IndustriesThere are times when you want to reduce your cutting noise – usually indoors, in confined areas or near homes, hospitals and schools. Luckily, there are blades that allow you to do just that. These are blades that are designed with “quiet cores” or “silent cores”.

Before we go any further, it may help to explain why blades make so much noise during cutting. Blades make noise because they vibrate while cutting. This isn’t a hazard or defect. Even the best blades cutting on perfectly maintained saws will produce some vibration, which means they’ll produce noise. It stands to reason, then, that if you reduce the vibrations in your blade, you’ll reduce the noise it generates during cutting.

Quiet core blades dissipate vibrations traveling through a blade. Their cores have cuts filled with rubber and other sound-dampening materials, which disrupt and dissipate any blade vibrations that they encounter, reducing cutting noise.

Silent core blades dampen vibrations in a blade. Their cores have a layer of sound-dampening material, like rubber or copper, sandwiched between two layers of traditional blade core material, like steel. These sound-dampening cores dampen vibrations in the blade which, again, reduces cutting noise.

Desert Diamond Industries has several stone and masonry blades with noise-reducing cores, including Pro Block Master Blades, Pro Brick Master Blades and Twin Segmented Pro Masonry Blades, so you’re sure to find a blade that fits your needs. Best of all, you’ll be able to cut without waking the neighbors!

For more information on quiet core and silent core blades, read or download Quiet Core and Silent Core Diamond Blades for free from our Scribd page.

Works Cited
Desert Diamond Industries. Quiet Core and Silent Core Blades. N.p.: Desert Diamond Industries, n.d. Scribd. Web. 14 Nov. 2012. <http://www.scribd.com/doc/56969430/Quiet-Core-and-Silent-Core-Blades>.