The Diamond Saw really is the standard equipment for cutting up rocks, especially very hard Agates and Quartz. These saws have a circular blade ranging from a few inches to 3 feet or more in diameter. The size of the rock to be cut dictates the size of the blade that’s needed and once the blade exceeds 8 inches you need special cooling liquid.
All diamond saw blades need some form of liquid coolant, to that end most saws have a sump that the blade runs in, picking up coolant as it rotates. For most smaller blades, 8 inches and under, water is normally an adequate coolant. Blades larger than 8 inches need some form of additive to be added, we use one called “metprep” mixed with water.
Types of Diamond Saw Blade
As a rule there are two types of blade used in Lapidary, the sintered rim and the continuous rim blade. The sintered rim is normally more aggressive and leaves a less tidy cut, whereas the continuous rim blade leaves a nice clean face after cutting.
Diamond Saws we can offer
Our full range of Lapidary Diamond Saws
For thin cuts you need a trim saw like this Beach Diamond Saw
Rocks up to 22mm thick can be cut with this Einhell Diamond Saw 600
You can cut up to a depth of 25mm with the Vitrex Diamond Saw 750 Pro
Thicker material up to 35mm thick can be cut with the Vitrex Diamond Saw 800 Pro
Our own Beach Trim Saw in action:
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