Blade Safety Brochure

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DIAMOND BLADE PROBLEM DIAGNOSTICS

The following is a guide designed to help you identify, diagnose, and correct a problem with a diamond blade. Listed are examples of common problems, their cause and a plan to remedy.

Overheated Blade CAUSE: Adequate coolant was not provided.

REMEDY: Replace both blade flanges. CAUSE: Overheating, usually detected by a bluish colour on the steel core. REMEDY: Check water system on wet cutting saws. For dry cutting make shallower cuts and allow the blade to air-cool properly, free of pressure or excessive dulling condition.

REMEDY: Check water supply for adequate volume and for obstructions through water system. Use dry cutting blades only for shallow cutting (1”-2”) or step cutting. Allow the blade to spin freely every l0 seconds to increase cooling air flow. Segment Loss CAUSE: The material slips during cutting which twists or jams the segments loose. REMEDY: Hold the material securely while cutting. CAUSE: Blade is too hard for the material being cut, causing excessive dullness, which in turn causes the segments to pound off or fatigue. REMEDY: Use a softer blade specification. CAUSE: Worn blade flanges fail to protect the core from deflecting, improper support.

Replace worn bearings or arbour shaft as needed.

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