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:

Dekton Blade

Ceramic Dekton Diamond Blades

Ceramic Dekton Diamond Blade

Are you seeking a clean cutting diamond blade that runs right through ceramic and other materials in wet or dry environment? If so, check out the R-Mesh Ceramica Thin Kerf Turbo Blade. This ceramic Dekton diamond blade cuts many materials fast and clean.

Materials

As mentioned above, this diamond blade for ceramics can also be used on a variety of materials including:

  • Dekton
  • Lapitec
  • Neolith
  • Ceramic
  • Granite
  • Porcelain
  • Quartzite
  • Engineered Stone

As you can see, this blade takes on virtually all of the brand name ceramic and porcelain type materials. In fact, the blade’s design offers features that make it a must have blade for fabrication professionals.

Blade Design

These R-Mesh blades are a mere 1.2mm thick, making them an effective blade for cutting those hard materials noted above. Additionally, the turbo design removes the cut away material quickly and cleanly. Hence, the blade gets a maximum amount of air. This in turn keeps these blades cool when they are being used in a dry environment.

Available Sizes

Ceramic Dekton diamond Blades are available in multiple diameters including the following:

Specifics

The following list summarizes the specific characteristics of these blades at a glance:

  • Dry Use
  • Wet Use
  • 1.2mm Thick Blade
  • 7/8″ – 5/8″
  • Max RPM: 12,200

CR Tile Blade

Continuous Rim Tile Blade

Continuous Rim Tile Blade

Looking for a continuous rim tile blade that offers a long life and a chip-free cut on many materials? Continuous rim blades give fabrication pros a blade that makes these cuts.

Made for Various Materials

These continuous rim tile blades are compatible with an array of materials including:

  • Natural Stone
  • Porcelain Tile
  • Ceramic Tile

Blade Design Features

A fast, chip free cut is what this continuous rim tile blade produces. Not only that, the high diamond content means it also provides excellent life. Finally, it is capable of cutting stone and glass materials and leaving a chip free cut.

Available Sizes

Specifics

  • 4 x 20mm Arbor
  • 7mm Diamond Rim
  • Premium Quality
  • Chip Free Cut On Glass Material

Extra Thin Blade

Extra Thin Quad Turbo Blade

TF Extra Thin Quad Turbo Blade

Have you been looking for a blade to cut a variety of stone materials? Are you in need of a blade that leaves a smooth edge after cutting? Read more about the Extra Thin Quad Turbo Blade.

The TF Extra Thin Quad Turbo blade is a super thin turbo blade from Weha. Stone professionals create cuts with smooth edges using this thin blade with a reinforced core. In fact, the TF Extra Thin blades work on the following materials:

  • Granite
  • Marble
  • Ceramic
  • Quartz

This Extra Thin smooth cutting turbo blade is a great choice for fabricators looking for a thin, in shop blade. Additionally, this blade is versatile because it can be used in both wet and dry fabrication environments.

Blade Features

  1. Extra Thin Thickness
  2. Air Cool Holes Throughout Blade
  3. Reinforced Core

The whole body of the blade features air holes. As a result, the blade stays cooler when it is used for continuous cutting. This super thin diamond blade has a reinforced core so it doesn’t flex during cutting. Additionally, it can be pushed fast through the cutting motion. These aspects of the blade’s design produce a fast, straight, and aggressive cut.

Specifics

Be sure to check out the Blitz Ultra Premium if you are seeking a high performance turbo blade for granite, engineered stone, and quartz

WX2 Multipurpose Blades

WX2 Multipurpose Diamond Blade

WX2 Multipurpose Diamond Blade

If you are the kind of person that sees the value of a leatherman tool or a swiss army knife, then this blade is for you. Because the WX2 is a multipurpose tool, it is used for multiple tasks. Hence, having one of these diamond blades handy is a must for serious fabricators.

The Weha WX2 Multi Blade/Cupwheel is an extremely versatile tool. Hence, you can use this tool for both the shop and the job site environments.

The 5″ WX2 Cupwheel/Blade/Rodding Blade can be used on a variety of materials including:

  • Granite
  • Marble
  • Engineered Stone
  • Quartzite Stone

Cupwheel Tool

The WX2 Multipurpose diamond blade functions as a cup wheel. In fact, you can use this tool as a cup wheel to produce aggressive, yet smooth finished grinding.

Rodding Blade

Although the WX2 Multipurpose tool works well as a cup wheel, it also can be used as a rodding blade. It’s 3/16″ thickness makes this possible. Additionally, the premium quality diamonds that are used for this tool mean it is great item to have with you. Furthermore, whether you are on the job site or in the Shop, make sure you have a WX2 with you.

Traditional Diamond Blade

As its name suggests, the WX2 Multipurpose Diamond Blade can be used as a traditional diamond impregnated blade for cutting with a grinder.

Specifics

  • Quad Adapter Included
  • Wet Use
  • Dry Use
  • Max 10,000 RPM

The WX2 is available in the following sizes: