12" Diamond Blade Usage
12 inch diamond blades are used for cutting everything from natural and engineered stone to ceramic and porcelain tiles. No matter what material you are cutting, there is a 12" diamond blade made for the task. However, it is important to use the right blade for the material you are cutting. Good tile blades produce a nice, clean cut on the tile and can make a difference in the project. Likewise, using a well made diamond blade on your shop saw also produces a clean and fast cut.
12" Copper Core Reinforced Blade
One of the big challenges to cutting a hard material like porcelain, natural stone or ceramic tile is the heat that can build up in the blade's core. The 12" copper diamond blade is made to draw the heat away from the rim and toward the center of the blade. Since copper conducts heat so well, it is very effective for this. The copper body allows the heat that is generated by the friction of the blade against the stone to move away from the outside edge.
Side Cut 12 Inch Miter Blade
If you are looking for a quality blade to run on your miter saw, a miter blade is good for the task. However, a side cut miter blade is even better. The side diamonds on these blades smooth the edges of the cut as it works. If you are searching for a high quality excellent performing diamond blade for use on your miter saw, chop saw, or compound miter saw, one fo the side cut blades is your target.
12" Continuous Rim Stone & Glass Blade
High diamond concentration is a big plus when you are selecting an 12" continuous rim blade for cutting natural stone and glass. Continuous rim blades are known for producing chip free, fast cuts.
Rodding 12" Blade
Reinforcing natural stone slabs is a key to preventing the stone from breaking. When a sink is cut out of a stone slab, the narrow strip that winds up on the front of the slab next to the sink can be weak. For this use (and others as well), rodding is installed in the stone to reinforce the material. 12" rodding blades can be used to cut the channels.
12" diameter diamond blades are just one size fo blade that is necessary for a productive fab shop, make sure you have the right equipment and blades for every task.