I purchased a 10 inch wet saw blade to cut patio block. Oldcastle or
EP Henry concreate block. I noticed that there are continuous rim wet
saw blades and segmented wet/dry blades. The directions say to use a
continuous rim blade.
Is one blade (cont vs seg) better then the other and can I use the
segmented blades even thou the directions say to get a continuous rim
I'm thinking the water stays on the continuous blade better. Maybe
there is more spash with the segmented blade. The saw isn't like the 4
inch tile saw where the blade sits in the water, it has a pump that
shoots it onto the blade from the top.
Also, is there one blade that cuts better then the rest? Forget about
price I don't want the tool to struggle. I don't mind paying $60 at
Lowes or the Depot if it out performs the $25 Harbor Freight blade.
Since I am far from an expert on this subject I took a quick look at a few
Google links using the search phrase "Difference between continuous rim wet
saw blades and segmented wet/dry blades" without the quotes. Quickly
scanning what came up I feel pretty sure I confirmed what I already
Continuous rim wet saw blades last longer and cut slower. Segmented blades
cut faster and die quicker. They also are more prone to chipping some
materials. Having used both I tend to prefer the segmented when cutting
brick or stone for a patio. The cr is my choice for interior tile jobs.
The last little patio I did I used a segmented in dry mode to both cross cut
and rip the pavers.
Here are three of the links I looked at:
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