Diamond saw blades are durable and are made to last, particularly if you take good care of them. However, it's only natural that you will need to replace your blade after a certain number of uses to ensure a good, sharp cut. Although you might be excited about installing your new blade and getting to work with it right away, it is important to be careful when installing. These are a few steps that you should take before installing your new diamond blade.
1. Carefully Inspect the Blade
Before you install your new blade, you should take the time to carefully inspect it on both sides. Look for any imperfections or cracks. Even small, hairline cracks can cause the blade to malfunction and can be very dangerous; for example, part of the blade could break and fly off of the saw while it's in use. If you notice that there is anything wrong with your new blade, make sure that you contact the manufacturer as soon as possible so that you can have it replaced with a new, safe blade.
2. Clean the Diamond Wheel
By their very nature, it is common for saws to get messy with dust. However, your saw's diamond wheel should be carefully cleaned before the installation of your new blade. Make sure that you disconnect the power from your saw to prevent injury. Then, clean off the spindle, flanges and back plates. This will help ensure that the new diamond saw is placed evenly and securely when it's installed.
3. Check for Looseness
Your saw should feel tight and should not move around too easily. If it feels loose, it could be due to a problem that could cause safety issues, such as loose bearings. If you notice that your saw feels loose, discontinue use and avoid installing the new diamond blade until the problem is remedied. Carefully tightening up the bearings can help with this problem, or you may need to have your saw professionally repaired.
Installing a new diamond blade on your saw can help you enjoy better and easier performance and can make for straighter, better cuts. However, there are other things that you need to take into consideration than simply installing a diamond blade. If you follow these tips before installing your new blade, you can help ensure that your blade will work well and can help prevent any safety issues.
To learn more, contact a company like Web Granite Supplies.