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New Ductile Iron Ring Saw Safety Blade Video

Water Articles on Desert Diamond Industries' BlogWe have a new and re-edited video of the Ductile Iron Ring Saw Safety Blade in action!

When mounted on a ring saw like the Husqvarna K970-14″ Gas Ring Saw or Husqvarna K3600 MKII Hydraulic Ring Saw, the Ductile Iron Ring Saw Safety Blade can cut almost anything, including ductile iron pipe. Not only that, but it can cut up to 10″ deep, twice as deep as other 14″ saws. Deeper cuts can reduce the excavation you need to get at buried pipes, which in turn can reduce costs and increase worksite safety. It’s the perfect blade for water utility and underground contractors.

Remember, we’ll be exhibiting the Ductile Iron Safety Blade, Ductile Iron Ring Saw Safety Blade and Carbide Chunk Blade in Booth 3087 at the American Water Works Association‘s ACE13 conference in Denver, CO from June 9 to 12! See our press release for details.

Desert Diamond Industries to Attend AWWA’s ACE13 Conference in June!

AWWA ACE13 BearDesert Diamond Industries’ recent showcase at the FDIC 2013 conference made us realize the ridiculously high demand for the Safety Blade. For that reason, we’ll be attending another conference next month!

Desert Diamond Industries will attend the American Water Works Association‘s ACE13 conference from June 9 to 12 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. We’ll be exhibiting blades designed for the water, wastewater and infrastructure industries, like the Ductile Iron Safety Blade, Ductile Iron Ring Saw Safety Blade and Carbide Chunk Blade.

More details as they become available!

Spend Less Money and Less Time with the Ductile Iron Safety Blade

Some blades cut only a few materials – concrete and asphalt, for instance, but not masonry or metal. That doesn’t really work in the real world, though, does it? You cut a lot of stuff. That means you carry a lot of different blades, which you have to swap out each time you cut something different.

Add that up. That’s a lot of money wasted on blades you hardly ever use and time wasted swapping them on your saw.

The Ductile Iron Safety Blade puts an end to this madness. It cuts almost anything with its thick coat of vacuum-brazed diamond (up to 85 percent concentration). That includes ductile iron, cast iron, steel, reinforced concrete, asphalt, brick, block, plastic and wood. (Don’t believe us? Just see the video above)

With the Ductile Iron Safety Blade, you spend less money on blades and less time changing them – and spending less money and less time is always a good thing.

“The Blades Are Fantastic” – Cincinnati, OH Superintendent of Underground Crew on the Ductile Iron Safety Blade

Water and Sewer Articles from Desert Diamond IndustriesWe 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”

(emphasis ours)

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.

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

Works Cited
“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/&gt;.

 “Testimonials.” Desert Diamond Industries. Desert Diamond Industries, n.d. Web. 28 Nov. 2012. <http://www.desertdiamondindustries.com/index.php?p=testimonials&gt;.

Dauphin, MB, Canada Water Works Foreman on the Ductile Iron Safety Blade

Desert Diamond Industries - Water and SewerThe Ductile Iron Safety Blade is the perfect blade for water and sewer work, because it cuts almost anything (including ductile iron pipe) faster and safer than other blades. Here’s what a Water Works foreman from Dauphin, MB, Canada had to say about the Ductile Iron Safety Blade:

I Just wanted to let you know how pleased we are with our purchase… I ordered 2 – 14″ Safety Blades. I used the blade today on 6″ cast iron water pipe, 1″ square solid steel spindle and 6″ C-900 water pipe, an amazing blade!

(emphasis ours)

You can imagine how we here at Desert Diamond Industries felt about receiving a glowing review like that! But they weren’t done with us in Dauphin. They sent us following on Sept. 21, 2010:

We have taken your blade and have cut ductile iron pipe, C-900 pipe, cast iron pipe, A/C pipe, concrete sidewalk, pavement, steel spindles and we lent our saw to the mechanics and they rebuilt the under carriage (sic) of a cat crawl, cutting plate steel, flat iron and schedule 40 & 80 pipe. We are still trying to wear out this blade. We are well into the second year, the side grit for beveling is pretty well gone but the cutting diamonds look almost new, showing very little wear. The aggressiveness, the smooth cutting and the longevity of this blade is simple (sic) amazing.

(again, emphasis ours)

The Ductile iron Safety Blade is so durable and versatile because of its solid steel construction and thick coat of vacuum-brazed diamond (up to 85 percent concentration). We’ve successfully proven it on ductile, cast, grey, angle and black iron; stainless, carbon, hardened, mild and galvanized steel; schedule 40 and 80 pipe; PVC; HDPE; RCP; clay and ceramic pipe; cured, green and reinforced concrete; asphalt; wood; plywood; 2x4s; and more! Not only that, but the Ductile Iron Safety Blade outlasts abrasive blades by 150 to 1, saving you money on replacement blades.

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