Keeping Your Diamond Blade Cool to Extend Its Life and Improve Its Performance
Dry cutting diamond blades may be used dry, eliminating the need for water tanks, water hoses, or wet slurry clean-up. These blades depend on airflow around the blade to prevent excessive heat build-up during cutting.
Use dry diamond blades for “intermittent” sawing. After every 10 to 15 seconds of cutting, take pressure off the blade and allow it to run back up to full speed for several seconds. This “cooling” interval allows air to flow around the blade and dissipate the heat. Use dry diamond blades ONLY for shallow cutting (1-2” deep) or step cutting (making several shallow passes to reach the full depth required).
Latux dry cutting diamond blades are also designed to cut equally well wet, if the job or equipment permits. Wet cutting diamond blades MUST be used with water to prevent excessive heat build-up during cutting. Using water on the blade also reduces dust and helps remove cuttings.