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Diamond Blade Safety

Diamond Blade Safety
January 26, 2017

Diamond Blade Safety

In addition to common sense, when using equipment and diamond abrasives, please adhere to all recommendations as shown in your equipment owner's manual, as well as all safety precautions shown on the blade and/or blade packaging.

Here is a brief list of some things to keep in mind.

  • Check that the blade is suitable for the material being cut
  • Check the blade shaft to ensure that it is clean and clear and not worn, grooved or damaged
  • Check that the wheel bearing and shaft are in good condition
  • Check that the blade fits tightly on shaft and is mounted correctly for the direction of cut
  • Follow the equipment manufacturer's recommended pulley sizes and operating speeds for the correct diameter of blade
  • Inspect the blade daily before and after usage for excessive wear or signs of damage segments, core and center bore
  • DON`T force the blade onto the shaft or mount the blade on an undersized shaft
  • DON`T force the blade into material being cut, allow the blade to cut at its own speed
  • If the blade struggles to cut the specified material re-dress the blade by running through an abrasive material
  • DON`T let the blade over heat when dry cutting, allow it to cool down before reuse
  • Ensure the blade has an adequate supply of water both sides of the blade while wet cutting
  • Always wear safety equipment including head, ear and eye protection, gloves and safety footwear

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