Blades for Cutting Calcareous Stone Like Marble
Even though calcareous stone like natural marble, travertine, limestone, and onyx are softer than their harder counterparts it does not mean that it is necessarily easier to cut. Soft stone has a tendency to gum up diamond blades that are not made for cutting it. However, there are blades that are designed to work on softer materials like calcareous stone such as:
In this area of the site we have grouped together diamond blades that are various sizes and which are designed for sifferent tasks. The one thing they all have in common is that they can be used to cut calcareous stone. Hence, we call them marble blades. Perhaps a better label for this page would be "marble friendly diamond blades" or "marble compatible blades". In any case, these blades will work on marble to varying degrees. Let's look at some of the blades types here.
Double Sided Marble Sculpting Blades
Scupltors that work with marble make good use of a diamond blade that is agile. The 5" Duo blade for calcareous stone is a great sculpting blade. The blade is a double sided blade so both sides of the tool can be used to remove material. Think of the practicality of being able to shape stone in crevices or to sculpt fine lines and detail in edges or seams of a sculpture. This blade is one that works well for that purpose.
Turbo Blades for Calcareous Marble
FInding a turbo blade to use on calcareous material is not a duanting task. For example, Puma blades are multi-purpose diamond turbo blades that actually work well for multiple materials even though they are called a granite blade. These blades are designed for multiple materials. One of the specific materials listed in the blades descriptions is marble (a calcareous stone). So if you are seeking a turbo blade that works on natural marble, this may be one to try.
Contour Marble Blades
ANohter type of blade that may be needed for use on natural marble, travertine, onyx, and limestone arecontour diamond blades. These blades are great for shaping contour surfaces. Think sink cutouts and bowls. Have a blade that is designed for calcareous materials makes a tremendous difference in the quality of the job.
Marble Bridge Saw Blades
When cutting naturally calcareous materials using a bridge saw it is very helpful to have calcareous stone bridge saw blades. These blades allow for the saw to make quick work of the task at hand. Clean, fast cuts that are of high quality are very important to creating marble surfaces, travertine floors, onyx countertops, and limestone pool decking that is up to par so-to-speak.