Dtec, a product division of Affinity Tool Works, has added a new line of diamond blades to its Contractor Series. By pairing a segmented design with durable construction, the Contractor Segmented blades offer the speed and performance of high-quality, expensive diamond blades, yet provide an economically priced option. The new blades are able to cut a variety of building materials such as brick block, concrete and stone.
Consisting of multiple, strategically-placed 10-millimeter-high segmented sections, the Contractor Segmented blades offer a distinct longevity advantage over typical blades that only incorporate a segment height of 7 millimeters. The increased segment height exposes more cutting surface, which extends blade life.
Furthermore, the design also prevents excessive heat buildup. The segments provide a break or “relief” in the blade’s rim, preventing heat transfer and allowing the blade to run cooler in both wet and dry applications. Additionally, increased airflow and cooling reduce blade warping and encourage precise, accurate cuts throughout the blade’s life.
Six sizes, ranging from 4 inches to 14 inches, have been engineered to fit a wide range of angle grinders, circular saws and gas- and electric-powered saws.