5" Blades for Various Uses
In the construction and stone industries there are a number of tasks performed using what could be deemed as small diamond blades. These blade are designed for the tasks they perform. Let's look at some of those tasks here.
5 Inch Side Cut Blades
Side cut quad blades are designed to efficiently cut stone materials and at the same time smooth the edges left by the cut. These 5" diamond blades have diamonds that travel down the sides of the blade. This makes these blades also capable of making turns in the stone while cutting.
5" Rodding Blades
During the installation of certain natural stone coutnertops it is important to support narrow strips of stone that are adjacent to holes that have been cut out of the material. This support is added by cutting channels in the under side of the surface. 5 inch rodding blades are used to cut these channels. After the channels are cut, strips of steel, carbon fiber, or fiberglass material called rodding is inserted into the channel that was cut by the rodding blade.
5" Contour Blades
5" contour blades are diamond or vacuum brazed blades that are made for smoothing curved area of the material being worked. Contour blades, as their name suggests, have the distinctive convex/concave shape that allowsfor working around edges that feature curvature.
5" Turbo Blades
5" diamond turbo blades are one of the blade types used on angle grinders. Angle grinders are such verstile tools that they are used for a variety tasks. In the stone industry angle grinders are used for cutting, smoothing, and shaping stone slabs. When a 5 inch diamond turbo blade is used in conjunction with the tool for cutting, the work is easier than it is with other tools.
5" Tile Blades
Cutting ceramic and porcelain tiles is a common task in construction. All sorts of equipment is used for this job. However, there are times when a professional needs to get into a tight space or a specific area. In these cases a tools with a 5" tile blade is the go to tool. The small size makes it easier for the pro running the equipment to get the job done.
5" Multi Blades
If you are the kind of person that likes having one tool that can do multiple things, then these types of 5" diamond blades are the ones for you to check out. Multi blades are designed for use as several types of blades. Having at least one of these tools on hand is a good idea. It can serve as a back up for mutiple specialty tools.