To design a diamond saw blade, a manufacturer picks a set of design goals including the size of the blade, loudness, material to dry cut, etc. They then start the delicate process of balancing segment bonds, metal compounds, and diamond matrixes. While in development, a manufacturer will conduct multiple tests. The tests include blade lifespan, segment wear, cleanability and more.
At iQ, we do continuous testing. For example, if we are working on a marble tile diamond blade, we will dry cut thousands of different types of marbles; and the same process for our masonry diamond blades. There is a balance between blade life, cut quality, and cut speed that once achieved, will make for the perfect blade. But that balance differs with every type of material. That’s why understanding the core makeup of a diamond blade helps to pick the right one for your job site.