Grey Leopard

Split Segment Quartzite Blade

Split Segment Quartzite Blade – Grey Leopard

If you are looking for a bridge saw that cuts hard stone like quartzite fast and clean, you have found the right place. Let’s tak a brief look at why the Grey Leopard split segment quartzite blade is the choice of many fabricators that work with quartzite.

Fast Cutting Bridge Saw Blade

This diamond bridge saw blade removes slurry fast while keeping lots of water between the segments and the stone. It also cuts fast and clean because of its European style split segment design. The European style split segment offers 2 segments per landing to contribute to the fast clean cut you get with this diamond blade to cut quartzite.

Stone Compatability

The Grey Leopard Split Segment Quartzite Blade cuts a variety of material including:

  • Granite
  • Quartzite
  • Marble
  • Quartz
  • Travertine
  • Limestone
  • Onyx
  • Engineered Stone

The Grey Leopard’s stiff core is more rigid than standard silent core blades. As a result, this granite bridge saw blade allows for perfectly straight cuts on miters with out walking. Additionally, the lifespan of this blade’s segments is outstanding. This is due to their dual 20mm x 20mm heights.

Variety of Diameters

The Grey Leopard is available in the following diameters:

White Lion

Quartzite Bridge Saw Blade
Are you on the lookout for the best quartzite bridge saw blade? Many fabricators consider the White Lion Quartzite Blade to be one of the best diamond blades for cutting hard stone. In fact, Weha calls it a “Quartzite Blade” because it works so well for this task. Why should you give the White Lion a shot to prove its quartzite blade status? Keep reading to find out.

Quartzite Bridge Saw Blade

The White Lion diamond blade is aptly named. We can say that because it devours hard stone materials like quartzite. In fact, these blades will cut a variety of materials including:

  • Quartzite
  • Engineered Stone
  • Granite
  • Quartz

The blade features a German silent core so it is quiet and smooth. However, the silent core is only one feature of this blade that seems to be eating up its fair share of the blade market. The White Lion also sports a patented segment design that boosts its cutting speed 35%. Furthermore, the design of the blade cuts a chip-free path during constant high-speed cutting.

A Premium Designed Blade

The White Lion quartzite bridge saw blade is more than just a diamond blade that cuts quartzite well. It is, in fact, a premium designed diamond blade built for the purpose of cutting quartzite material. Yet, some people that have used this “king of the jungle” have deemed it worthy of its name by making statements such as these:

“The White Lion is still, in my opinion, the best blade on the market!”
– Mike Hawley Vail, CO

So if you are looking for a quartzite blade that gives you speed and life, you may have to look long and hard to find one better than this blade. A combination of specific features contribute to its effectiveness. Just look at what it offers:

Specifics

  • ARIX Layered Diamond Technology
  • Maximum Diamond Concentration
  • Optimal 20mm Segment Height
  • German Made Silent Core

The White Lion quartzite bridge saw blade comes in a variety of sizes and are available for Donatoni saws too. The sizing is as follows:

Standard

For Donatoni Saws

With so many sizes of this quartzite blade available, there is no doubt your fabrication shop could make use of one or more of them.

Red Cat Saw Blade

Red Cat Saw Blade - Granite

Red Cat Saw Blade

The Red Cat saw blade runs steady and is provided at a great price. This bridge saw blade is designed to run on a variety of stone even though it is listed as a “granite blade”. In fact, the Red Cat blade will even cut quartzite. Here is a list of some of the natural and engineered surfaces this diamond blade will cut:

  • Granite
  • Marble
  • Quartz
  • Quartzite

Blade Performance

The Red Cat bridge granite blade performs nicely at an appealing price. For tried and true, steady cutting, simply use the auto settings on your saw to monitor the amps and let the blade do its thing.

Another Red Cat series feature, the 15mm high tapered segments allow open cutting with plenty of water to keep this blade sharp. Furthermore, the segments cut clean and consistently.

Finally, Red Cat blades cut clear to the core and cut with very little chatter or chipping. Truly a remarkable blade for shops using good blades at a low price.

Blade Sizes

The Red Cat is available in the following blade sizes:

  • 14 Inch
  • 16 Inch
  • 18 Inch

Specifics

The following table lists the sepcification for each of the 3 blade sizes.

Red Cat Granite Blade Sizes & Specs
Size Arbor Seg. Ht Seg. Thk RPM
14 Inch 60/50 15mm 3.3mm 1700
16 Inch 60/50 15mm 3.3mm 1600-1700
18 Inch 60/50 15mm 3.3mm 1200-1400

Sintered Material Porcelain Blade

Sintered Material Blade

Sintered Porcelain Ceramic Diamond Blades

The Tenax Ceramic wet diamond blade for sintered materials is high quality diamond bridge saw blade designed for cutting sintered materials. The quality cut and clean results from this ceramic blade is worth checking out and learning more.

Wet Use Ceramic Blade

The Tenax Ceramic wet blade for sintered materials is designed to cut a plethora of surface types. When it comes to cutting sintered material, the Tenax ceramic diamond blade is a great choice. It is designed to cut materials that are extremely hard and require specific blade specifications. The Ceramic blade by Tenax ahs been developed to meet those requirements.

Blade for Cutting Porcelain

Although porcelain has been around for many decades, the interior design industry has recently begun to use it more and more in the area of surfacing. For example, floors, cladding, facades, and countertops are all surfaces using porcelain. The Tenax Ceramic blade offers just what’s needed to cut these types of materials.

Specifications

  • 2150-2500mm RPM
  • Straight Cut Feed Rate: 800-2000mm Per Minute
  • Miter Cut Feed Rate: 500-1400mm Per Minute
  • Standard 2.3mm Core Thickness

Feed Rate Rate Table

Porcelain Tile Thickness RPM ⌀360 RPM ⌀410 Feed Speed LM/min
3-4.9mm 5-9mm 10-12mm 13-20mm
2150-2500 2150-2500 2150-2500 2150-2500
1900-2200 1900-2200 1900-2200 1900-2200
1.5-1.8 1.2-1.5 1.0-1.2 0.8-1.0
NOTE: It is suggested that the speed feed be reduced by 40-50% while entering and exiting the cut. For cutting at 45° the suggested speed reduction is 40%.

Diamond Blades for Dekton

Diamond Blades for Dekton

Best DEKTON® Diamond Blades

When it comes to cutting ultracompact surfaces, fabricators seek diamond tooling that designed specifically for cutting these types of surfaces. Even very dense materials like porcelain and ceramic can require special cutting equipment. It stand to reason then that DEKTON® would need a very tailored tool set. In this post, we are going to analyze some of the features of DEKTON® surfaces and consider some blades that have been specifically designed for use on this material that seems to be taking the stone industry by storm.

What is DEKTON®?

That question is among the top questions that people want to get an answer to when it comes to this new, high-end material. DEKTON® is a material produced by Cosentino (the same company that produces Silestone), but DEKTON® is different from Silestone. In fact, this material is different from virtually all other materials.

To see what DEKTON® is, why not go right to the source? Here is a quote from the Dekton website:

DEKTON is a sophisticated blend of the raw materials used to produce the very latest in glass and porcelain as well as the highest quality quartz work surfaces.

Using an exclusive process dubbed TSP, DEKTON® is produced. This technology accelerates the natural process that causes metamorphic change in materials to produce natural stone. The result is an extremely durable surface that is ultra-compact and which is known as DEKTON®. So that’s what DEKTON® is, now what do you cut it with?

Diamond Blades Made for Cutting DEKTON®

Since the material is so hard, it requires tools designed for working with it. When you look for tools approved for DEKTON® you will find a selection of blades that will work for cutting it and they will range in price. Let’s take a look at some blades though, that have been approved by Cosentino to cut DEKTON®

Tenax DEKTON® Bridge Saw Blade

One of the primary features you will be concerned with getting in a DEKTON® blade is an excellent quality rating. However, you also want a blade that offers a a high feed speed. This is because your production rate has a direct impact on your shop’s profitability. Additionally, there are other profit reducers like the ones mentioned in this article, but slow cut times can add up. The 14″ and 16″ DEKTON® Bridge Saw Blades from Tenax offer a high feed speed to go along with the quality.

Tenax DEKTON® Blade Specs

Here are the specifications for the these Tenax diamond bridge saw blades for DEKTON®:

Dekton® Thickness RPM ∅360 RPM ∅410 RPM ∅460 Feed Speed FT/Minute
8mm 2100-2400 1700-2100 1500-1800 48″-60″
12mm 2100-2400 1700-2100 1500-1800 40″-48″
20mm 2100-2400 1700-2100 1500-1800 24″-40″
30mm 2100-2400 1700-2100 1500-1800 16″-24″

In fact, the top rated blades in the list of bridge saw blades approved by Cosentino to use on DEKTON® include these.

Weha’s DEKTON® Blade

Perhaps best known for its White Lion Quartzite bridge saw blades, Weha also offers an array of DEKTON® bridge saw blades and other blades too. The bridge saw blades are available in the following sizes:

  • 14″ Dekton Blade
  • 16″ Dekton Blade
  • 18″ Dekton Blade

Weha focused on performance rather than price when designing these bridge saw blades. The website makes the following statement at the time of this post:

There are a wide variety of prices out there for Dekton Bridge Saw Blades. Weha set aside a price target. We didn’t build a blade with the idea of being the cheapest. Instead, we focused on quality, longevity, and the best cut that can be made on Dekton, Neolith, and other materials. Weha felt that focusing on creating the best cutting and longest lasting Dekton Blade was by far the most important job we needed to do for fabricators cutting these materials.

The website also goe on to say that these DEKTON® blades will yield 10%-20% more life than other blades you will find in about the same price range. So, these too, might be blades that you want to consider if you are looking for a good all around performing bridge saw blade for DEKTON®

Small DEKTON® Diamond Blades

Along with the bridge saw blades, fabrication professionals make use of good quality turbo blades geared toward cutting DEKTON® materials. And, as we mentioned before Weha offers many diamond blades. Furthermore, included in the selection are the smaller R-Mesh Turbo Blades for DEKTON® and other hard materials. These blades are available in the following sizes:

So whether you are in need of a bridge saw blade, or a smaller turbo blade, there are plenty of options out there from which to choose. There are also a variety of resources available to help you get information about fabricating Dekton. One such resource is the DEKTON® Mastidek website.

The main thing to keep in mind is that in order to excel at any craft, you need: 1) Good tooling, 2) Accurate knowledge, and 3) Great skills. All of these are available with a little bit of research and reading.

Copper CR Blade

Copper Core Continuous Rim Blade

Copper Core Continuous Rim Blade

This Copper Core Continuous Rim Blade works to cut a litany of materials common in stone fabrication. The reinforced copper core offers added benefits for the stone professional that uses this blade. Continue reading for an overview of this diamond blade.

Cuts Multiple Materials

If you are looking for a diamond blade that cuts many materials, you have found a blade for it. This copper core continuous rim blade cuts an array of stone and glass materials including the following:

  • Ceramic
  • Porcelain
  • Glass
  • Marble
  • Granite
  • Tile
  • Travertine
  • Limestone
  • Onyx

This diamond blade produces a chip free cut on the materials listed above. Its special bond allows for cutting these various glass, procelain, and stone products cleanly. This blade also offers a reinforced core to contribute to a clean cut on various materials.

Designed to Last

While the bond allows for a clean cut without chipping, the core offers benefits as well. Copper is a great conductor. So when you cut with this blade the copper core draws heat from its rim. This in turn translates into longer blade life. Additionally it means you will get a near perfect cut.

Available Blade Sizes

The Copper Core Continuous Rim Blade is available in multiple sizes. Here is a listing of the sizes and specifics of this blade:

Cougar Blade

Long Life Bridge Saw Blades

Long Life Bridge Saw Blades – Cougar

Are you in search of a diamond bridge saw blade that offers long life and cuts a variety of stone types? The Cougar blades are long life bridge saw blades designed to meet that requirement. In fact, Cougar blades offer many characteristics that make it arguably the best diamond blade for bridge saws.

Wide Range Long Life Blade

The Cougar diamond blades work to provide fast, clean cuts on an array of materials that fall into many stone types. Some of these types of stone include:

  • Granite
  • Quartz
  • Engineered Stone
  • Hard Marble Material

Designed for Long Life

Just because these long life bridge saw blades work for a variety of stone types, that does not mean that they have short life. In fact, many design features of these diamond blades contribute to their longevity and performance. Let’s take a brief look at a few.

First, the 25mm height of the diamond segments contribute to the long life of these blades. Why is this the case? It is because these segments allow plenty of water between the blade and stone. This, in turn, keeps the segments cooler.

Additionally, the layered pattern of the diamonds mean that these blades meet optimal performance. This is because the diamonds are continually touching the stone. The clean and fast cut this blade offers compliments the equipment that it is being used on. Consequently, you will find that these blades will be among the longest lasting bridge saw blades on the market. Finally, Cougar blades are made for bridge saws with 10+ horsepower motors.

Benefits of Long Life Blades

The benefits fabricators realize by using long life blades like the Cougar are very real. In fact, the cost per linear foot of cut with these bridge saw blades will be one of the lowest operating blade costs you will find.

Blade Specifics

  1. Layered Diamond Technology
  2. 25mm Segment Design
  3. Lowest Cost Per Linear Foot
  4. 60/50 Arbor
  5. 10+ HP Saw Recommended

Available Sizes

The long life bridge saw blades that carry the Cougar brand are available in the following diameters:

CNC Sawjet Blade

CNC Sawjet Diamond Blade

CNC Sawjet Diamond Blade

Looking for layered diamond blade that is designed to cut fast, clean, and quiet? The Matrix S Diagonal Diamond bridge saw blade is a great performer. It also works well as a CNC sawjet diamond blade as well.

Designed for Fast Cutting

The Weha Matrix S is a premium diagonal layered diamond blade that cuts fast, clean and quite. Designed for a variety of materials, fabrication professionals use this blade for cutting the following materials:

  • Granite
  • Engineered Stone
  • Quartz
  • Marble

Uniquely Layered Diamonds

This layered diamond blade is different from other blades with layered diamonds. How so? The Matrix S Diagonal blade diamonds are layered in a diagonal pattern in relation to the core. As a result diamonds are continuously being exposed. Hence, this blade offers 100% continuous cutting with diamonds.

This diamond layering is different form other blades which alternate the diamond layers with filler. Thus producing a layering pattern of diamond, then filler, then diamond, etc. Because of the continuous diamond layers in a diagonal pattern, the Matrix S 18mm height blade will last as long as some 20-25mm height blades. As a result, this unique layered diamond blade is performing like no other blade on the market.

Customer Feedback

If you want to get an idea of the performance and value of this blade, just ask stone professionals that are using it as a CNC Sawjet Diamond Blade. Here is what one customer says about the 12″ Matrix S Blade:

“One of the best blades for Northwood sawjets. At 10′ a min of cut, the Matrix doesn’t deflect, gives clean cuts, and gives great life.”
– Lexington, KY

And that stone pro is not alone, check out the comments on the 16″ Matrix S:

“I have been using these blades for over a year now. best blade I have used on my Park saw.”
– Don Gallaher

and

“I have this on a 20 HP Marmo and we cut about 50/50 granite/quartz in 3cm. This blade is quiet, smooth and fast. I am amazed at how long it is lasting. We run it dry through some sandstone after the quartz slabs and have not had any problems. Go to blade, for sure.”
– The Artisan

If you are searching for a layered diamond blade that can be used on bridge saws as well as sawjets and want one that offers 100% continuous cutting, try this blade.

Specifics

  • Diagonal Layered Diamond
  • 18mm Lasts As Long As 25mm
  • For All HP Saws
  • Austrian Segment
  • German Core
  • Silent Core
  • 60/50 Arbor
  • Other Bushings Available

Low HP Blade

Low Horse Power Saw Blade

Low Horse Power Saw Blade 14″

The Low Horse Power saw blade is made specifically for rail saws, track saws, and tile saws that have a 3hp or less motor. This diamond blade has a total outside diameter of just under 14″.

The 13 7/8″ diameter of this low horse power diamond blade allows it to fit on popular saws and track saws used by stone professionals in the stone fabrication industry. In fact, this diamond blade works very well with the Blue Ripper rail and Achilli TSA 3hp track saws.

Blade Specifics

  • Outside Diameter is 13 7/8″
  • 60mm Arbor
  • 10mm Segments

Marble Blade

Diamond Marble Bridge Saw Blades

Diamond Marble Bridge Saw Blades

Do you need a diamond blade designed to cut soft materials? If so, be sure to give these diamond marble bridge saw blades a try. Weha designed these blades for use on softer stones including the following:

  • Marble
  • Limestone
  • Travertine
  • Cultured Marble
  • Onyx

Blade Design

These marble blades give a chip free cut, smooth finish, and an excellent life span. Additionally, the diamond marble bridge saw blades is compatible with saws with 3hp and higher. In fact, some even say that this is the best diamond bridge saw blade for cutting marble and other “soft” stones. Finally, this diamond marble blade has a silent core and a 60/50 arbor.

Specifics

  • Chip Free Cut
  • Smooth Finish
  • Excellent Life Expectancy
  • 3hp And Up Saws
  • 60/50 Arbor