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Continuous Rim Diamond Blades

Choosing Continuous Rim Blades

COntinuous rim diamond blades have a notable difference about them. Namely, they don't appear to be "rough around the edges". As the name implies these blades are continuously working when being used. You can check out continuous rim blades, or read about the materials continuous rim blades are designed for toward the bottom of this page.

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4" Copper Core Diamond Blade, Copper Core Glass Blade, Copper Core Porcelain, Part # 51550 4" Copper Core

4" copper core diamond blade for heat dissapation and a continuous rim designed to cut various materials like porcelain.

List Price: $21.14
5" Ultradunn Thin Kerf Blade 5" Ultradunn Thin Kerf Blade

5 inch porcelain blade with a mesh design and a thin kerf that is made for cutting porcelain and ceramic material cleanly.

List Price: $22.25
Ceramic Turbo Blade 4" Ceramic Turbo Blade

4 inch ceramic trubo blade with a mesh design and a thin kerf that is made for cutting porcelain and ceramic material cleanly.

List Price: $27.54
6" Copper Core Diamond Blade, Copper Core Glass Blade, Copper Core Porcelain, Part # 51551 6" Copper Core Blade

6" copper heat dissapating core diamond blade with a continuous rim designed to cut a variety of materials like porcelain.

List Price: $31.58
Part#  51492 Weha 6" Continuous Rim Blade 6" Continuous Rim Blade

6" diamond blade with a continuous rim designed for fast and clean cuts on tone, porcelain, cermaic, and glass materials.

List Price: $32.13
Part#  51509 Weha 8" x 1" arbor Continuous Rim Blade 8" Continuous Rim Blade

8 inch continuous rim diamond blade with 1" arbor designed for cutting hard materials like stone & glass clean and fast.

List Price: $35.09
8" Copper Core Diamond Blade, Copper Core Glass Blade, Copper Core Porcelain, Part # 51552 8" Copper Core Blade

8" copper diamond blade with a continuous rim and heat dissapating core designed to cut various materials like glass and tile.

List Price: $39.61
6" Diamond Porcelain Blade 6" Diamond Porcelain Blade

6 inch diamond porcelain blade with mesh design and thin kerf that is made for cutting porcelain and ceramic material cleanly.

List Price: $42.13
7 Inch Diamond Tile Saw Blade Called Ceramica Mesh 7" Diamond Tile Saw Blade

Thin kerf 7 inch diamond tile saw blade with a ceramica mesh design made for cutting ceramic tile & porcelain cleanly.

List Price: $46.34
Part#  51510 Weha 10" Continuous Rim Blade 10" Continuous Rim Blade

10" continuous rim diamond blade with 1 inch arbor designed for cutting hard materials like porcelain ceramics clean and fast.

List Price: $61.40
10" Copper Core Diamond Blade, Copper Core Glass Blade, Copper Core Porcelain, Part # 51553 10" Copper Core Blade

10" copper heat dissapating core diamond blade with a continuous rim designed to cut a variety of materials like ceramic tile.

List Price: $68.24
4" Dry Cut Ceramic Blade 4" Dry Cut Ceramic Blade

4 inch diamond blade with a rigid, heat resistant core designed for cutting ceramic materials in either wet or dry environments.

List Price: $74.84
   
 
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Continuous Rim Blades

Blades With Continuous Rims

Continuous rim blades are easy to spot. Unlike other diamond blades whether bridge saw blades or turbo blades, a continuous rim diamond blade ahs no segments. That is to say that the outer edge of a continuous rim saw blade is, well, continuous! But that begs the question: "What is the reason for this?" Additionally, some may wonder what kinds of materials are these diamond blade made to cut? Let's answer both of those questions now.

Purpose of A Continuous Rim

With most blades designed to cut hard materials, the blade has protrusions called "segments" and the those segments are what have the diamond in them. There is a gap between each of those diamond segments. When a segmented diamond blade rotates, each of the segments "bites" into the edge of the material it is cutting. In reality what is happening is the edge of the segmenthits the edge of the material and pretty much knocks off or, rips off, the edge of the material insdie the kerf of the cut.

This works okay for natural stone materials. But there are other materials that are not just hard, but also have the tendency to be brittle. For example, ceramic, porcelain, and glass are all examples of materials that do not do well when a segmented blade is used to cut them. It isn't a question of how sharp the blade is. Rather, it is a matter of the edge of the segments colliding with the edge of the material. The impact of the segment hitting a brittle material causes it to chip and in some cases even break.

Continually Cutting the Material

You probably have already concluded that the benefit of the continuous rim diamond blades are that they do not hit the material. And that is exactly right. COntinuous rim blades continually cut the material rather than tearing through it. The low impact of these blades make them suitable for the following materials:

  • Ceramic Tiles
  • Porcelain Panels
  • Sheets of Glass

Each of the materials in the list above is very hard and to one degree or another, brittle. So it is important that the blade truly cut the material and not rip, bash, or tear into it.