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jayanna

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saw blades...which one to buy???
« on: July 02, 2017, 12:37:49 PM »
I am looking to buy a 14" diamond slabbing saw blade and want to know what the difference is between notched and continuous rim.  I understand the actual blade when I see it but how do you choose between them?  Which is the best and why do they make two different types which seems to do the exact same thing?   
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Re: saw blades...which one to buy???
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2017, 03:30:27 PM »
Notched is generally cheaper but I would go the extra for a continuous sintered blade. For general slabbing use, don't try go too thin either. Check out the general info on smart cut diamond tools website.

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Re: saw blades...which one to buy???
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2017, 04:10:40 PM »
Dont get confused with the 301 Gemking type blades.


They are called notched but are a sintered blade - just with a rim designed with notches to increase coolant flow at the cut.  Is a bit confusing when you also have very cheap notched blades which although much cheaper will not last as long.


This blog article describes the main differences:


http://aussiesapphire.com/blog/?p=982


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Re: saw blades...which one to buy???
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2017, 06:47:08 PM »
Thank you.  I have read all you suggested and it seems that the sintered rim blade is the one I will get.   Most helpful and informative links..........now all I have to do is "use it properly"................no water in sight.  I have done some research and it looks like baby oil is the way to go.
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Re: saw blades...which one to buy???
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2020, 08:29:06 PM »
If you want the best either a Highland Park blade or a Ukam blade. They are both professional industry quality blades.

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Re: saw blades...which one to buy???
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2020, 08:42:41 PM »
Notched Saw Blades are primarily designed to cut harder materials such as Agate, Petrified Wood and Jaspers and have a longer life cutting these materials when compared to continuous rim. While continuous rim blades offer a smoother cut are better suited for the more valuable stone as they usually are of a thinner profile. Segmented Blades are used for larger diameter saws reducing heat and edge tension due to the large circumference.

 

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