Other blades - marble, glass etc

Marble

Our most popular marble blade is a good quality blade, as shown on the right.
Silencing slots cut into core (not visible in photo).
"P" slots for cooling
30mm/1" centre
$195 each incl GST
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This Husqvarna Elite series blade has a good performance/price ratio thanks to the high performance output in relation to the tool investment. Continuous rim blade geometry to provide a high-quality cut with no chipping of the cutting edges.

Best on ceramic floor tiles, marble and granite.

Available in: 350mm, ex stock at $175 each

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Glass

Glass is hard to cut because of:

  • the different qualities of glass (bottle glass versus high quality ornament glass)
  • different, and often awkward, shapes
  • different thicknesses
  • different standards required.

1. Use a specific glass blade that is high quality and is made with a very fine and uniform diamond grain. The 0.3mm thick lapidary blades (which we do not sell) give the best result.

2. Thoroughly clean the surface on which the glass tile or glass mosaic will be placed.
Even a small piece of glass or dirt might be enough to prevent the diamond blade from operating correctly.
This is especially if you use a tile cutter with a fixed blade that you slide the tiles on a sliding tray.
The tray surface can be easily cleaned with plain water.

3. Dress the blade before cutting: Unless brand new, many diamond blades are not ready to cut glass.
It is easy to dress the cutting edge by using a UDT dressing stone ( see more here). 
Do not use concrete blocks to sharpen your blades this could damage the blade irreparably.
A well dressed blade will increase the speed of cut and will reduce cutting vibrations considerably.

4. Use plenty of water when cutting glass: If you have a tile cutter with the ability to regulate the water flow that goes on to the blade, make sure that the flow is adjusted to the maximum. Overheated glass tends to crack and chip easily so use a lot of water to cool down both the diamond blade and the glass.

5. Make sure that the cutting process is not too slow If the glass blade you are using is of high quality, it will be possible to cut glass fairly quickly, thus reducing both the vibration and the risk of chipping.
If you have a glass blade of medium-low quality, the only thing that can be suggested is the use of a lot of water although the result still won't be perfect.

Once you have completed the cut, don't forget that you are dealing with glass and handle it with great care, paying special attention to the corners, which are particularly fragile and can be sharp.

 Thin lapidary blades (0.3mm) give the best result on bottles and small pieces of glass, but we do not sell them.

Alternatively, Vacuum brazed blades will usually cut a wide variety of materials including concrete, masonry, steel, various irons, plastic, tile, wood and glass. They are also used to cut rail line. The Fire Brigade, and other Emergency Services,  will use them on "rescue" saws, so they are often are called rescue blades.
They perform well in dry applications, but the blade will last longer if water is used with them.

In our 14"/350mm size, we offer two grits:
Fine grit gives a slower cut, but leaves a better finish. The silver coloured core has no gullets so the rim is continuous. It has been used by TAFE's for glass cutting.

Clean Cut Blades

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12"/300mm

16"/400mm

These blades feature clean cutting and reinforcement in the hub to stop the blade flexing. The soft bond means these blades can cut hard products without chipping. 2.7mm thick

Best on alumina tile only (little or no rubber). Also ideal on porcelain pavers, Deuropave , DEKTON, Hard Granite, Quartzite, Glass etc

12"/300mm 50mm cutting depth
16"/400mm 100mm cutting depth

Carbon Fibre

Carbon fiber is most commonly encountered on bicycles. Most riders and bike shops cut carbon fibre with hack saws, as this is easy enough to do. High speed cutting and grinding of CF is hazardous, so ensure the necessary safety precautions are adhered to:
1. The dust created when high speed cutting or grinding CF is as hazardous as asbestos.
Ensure you take precaution to not breath in the dust or fibres and ensure all dust/fibres are contained and captured. Consider cutting wet, if your saw will allow it. 
2. CF splinters are really difficult to remove and can require surgery to remove all traces.

A standard abrasive metal cutting wheel works, but it will wear out quickly.
A thin diamond blade that is used for cutting alumina ceramic tile ( a very hard material) will last much longer.
A thinner blade will help make sharper corners and get more detail.
We recommend oue Ultra thin range – see here - https://www.udt.com.au/view/our-diamond-blades/alumina-ceramic-silicon-carbide-blades

Re feed rate - slower is always better, but you will work out how fast you can go without reducing the quality of the cut.

Prices correct as of 1/9/21 but subject to change.

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United Diamond Tools

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Bibra Lake
Perth
Western Australia 6163

Telephone: (08) 9434 6878
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Email:  sales@udt.com.au