I've recently gotten a 10" wet saw for tile/brick and was wondering what
blades are recommended? I see stuff from $15 to $200 and am just not sure
how much blade I need. I'm going to be cutting some firebrick, concrete
brick, and finally clay brick (fireplace and pavers). As well, should I
be looking for a continuous blade or segmented? I believe the segmented
blades are recommended for firebrick but not entirely sure. Thanks for any
diamond is the best and lasts the longest, while costing the most. if
you have a lot of cutting to do its the way to go.
carbide will work too, but wear fast, and be prepared for lots of blade
changes, cheap at 20 bucks but will be buying lots of them
Thanks guys. I should have mentioned I was looking at diamond blades.
Just wasn't sure if I should go with a segmented or continuous. Any idea
on price I should pay for one. I'm building a 24" firebox with kiva
(approx. 50 firebricks and a few hundred pumice bricks). Obviously won't
be cutting all of them. Then on to the walkways where I haven't estimated
quantities yet. I suppose 1k-1500 clay bricks maybe....again, only a
percentage would need cutting. I'm not looking for a lifetime industrial
blade, just something that would see me through this project and maybe some
ceramic work down the road.
The el-cheapo diamond saw blades at knockoff places like harborfreight
surprise the hell out of me!!!!
I honestly thought that a cheap blade like that would not be of any
At 25-35 U$D they are cheap and efficient. Bricks, firebrick and pavers all
should be cut with a segmented blade for material clearance. Make sure the
water injector is set to high and change the water when dirty, nothing else
Learning what type of blade you need is a good thing. That way, when they
go on sale, you can take advantage. One time Home Depot had mismarked some
blades at $8 that I knew were worth a lot more. I bought six, and still
It is like that with a lot of tools and supplies. Know what you need.
Understand the tool. Then, when you see a deal, jump on it.
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