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Old 10-13-2012, 05:33 AM   #1
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I was looking at saw blades (wet saws) and noticed some continuous rim blades have slits in them. Not to be confused with a turbo blade; I don't mean serrations. Other cont. rim blades are a solid piece of metal. What is the purpose of this? I know it's for balance but why would a cont rim blade have one. Doesn't it defeat the purpose of being continuous?

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Good question...I've often wondered this as well. Maybe the tile gurus will have some answers for us.

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My guess would be to reduce vibration.
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They do that so you will buy it instead of the one that is not cut, they(manufacturers) tell you all sorts of stuff. You can't tell the quality by looking at the diamonds.
As in wood blades it is said to reduce vibration as OHD says, It may run cooler and help to prevent warping.
Everyone should have 10 different diamond blades in their toolbox
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Why 10? I have 3 and 90% of the time, I only use one of them.
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I have been using the same diamond blade for years..
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I'm sorry I was replying from a manufacturers point of view, let me restate that, a ceo's point of view. I was being sarcastic, I know I have a problem with that.
Porcelain, glass, soft marble, worm drive blade , tile saw blade, 4" grinder blade, bullnose blade, 7" grinder blade, and on and on!
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Hi folks,
I was looking at saw blades (wet saws) and noticed some continuous rim blades have slits in them. Not to be confused with a turbo blade; I don't mean serrations. Other cont. rim blades are a solid piece of metal. What is the purpose of this? I know it's for balance but why would a cont rim blade have one. Doesn't it defeat the purpose of being continuous?

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They put slits in them to reduce vibration and to reduce chipping the enshrined of tile and those blade are tipically for porcelain tiles

Hope this quote helps for future purchases
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My blade is so old and I've used it so many years, you'd think a Hardwood blade is what I'm using..
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Typically you will find music slots, or J slots, or the like on a thinner kerf blade. Take the T3 Razor for example. Being as thin as it is, if it were a true continuous rim, it could overheat and warp much easier. Adding the slots cools the blade better and also absorbs some vibration, which we need with porcelain get harder and more dense.

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Continuous -they're talking about continually round versus the large gaps in between, I used to scare unfamiliar customers putting finger on continuous blade while saw was running and it won't cut you due to nothing hard pressed against it, try to do that with a segmented blade and blood will appear. I am assuming, refuse to prove.
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Mike, I would post the picture I have proving that blood does appear, but I'd rather not re-live it
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Mike, I would post the picture I have proving that blood does appear, but I'd rather not re-live it
I See your a diamond blade vendor with street credentials, I like it, no pics is just fine
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Like I've said in previous posts, I actually USE the tools I sell...though I will admit, sometimes improperly. But, if we used everything properly, there would be no reason to push a product to its limits.
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And that's an RTC Razor blade!
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This is where the buck stops.. I don't care of brands, thin, thick , red , blue blood, no blood..


Any blade is good when used by the right people with the right skills.

Lately in all the jobs I've posted here and on my Facebook page, all I've used is my Ishii cutter and grinder with my awesome cyclone blade
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Orlando, this is where I tell you you are wrong. "any blade is a good blade..." is completely false. I've got blades in my showroom, that I don't care how good one is, or the skills they possess, you ain't cuttin s**t but doo-rock with them, lol. And that cyclone is similar to the RTC Stealth Fighter. I Am testing that cyclone against it, and I have to say, it's a pretty damn good blade.
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I Am testing that cyclone against it, and I have to say, it's a pretty damn good blade.
Ya ever test yours against an alpha porcellana?
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Any good tips on glass blades? So many variables on diamond blades, all of which you can't look at and tell the quality, for grinding(7") there's diff configurations etc( t, double row, turbo, and prices range say on a 4" from 5$ to 75 or more.
I just bought 3 - 7" double row dewalt grinder blades at a consignment shop for 15$(all 3), I stopped using them couple years ago because they coated over for paint and drywall compound cleanup along walls,they're 95$ each, I'll find somewhere to use them.

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