Since they do wear down with use, diamond blades are actually “grinding wheels” with diamond particles as the abrasive agent.
Individual diamond particles remove material by “scratching out” particles of hard, dense substances or by “knocking out” larger particles of loosely bonded, abrasive material during the cutting operation. These diamond grinding wheels, when used with specialty blades, have made heavy duty operations relatively easier & the final cut is of a better quality.
Although diamonds are the hardest substances in the world, these diamond particles do wear out or break down after cutting for a period of time. New, untouched diamonds are, however, exposed by the wearing down of the metal bond. No matter what the preference in high speed saws, Norton has a diamond blade that will fit the project scope. From the exceptional performing DUO family, with dual segment technology, to value blades, Norton's blades will boost your productivity while keeping your costs down.
Each blade label is color coded to indicate the type of material it is best suited for cutting. General purpose blades allow for some movement among materials, thus this is merely a helpful guideline and should not be considered absolute. From aggressive zirconia alumina snagging wheels, to precision metallurgical cut-off wheels, to premium ceramic tool room wheels, Norton grinding wheels and bonded abrasives can meet all your rough and precision application needs – with grinding wheels, depressed center wheels, cut-off wheels, snagging wheels, segments, mounted points, cones and plugs.
We also offer an asphalt blade which carries out similar cutting operations. Check out our grinding wheel blades