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Diamond Blades for Cutting Concrete - Buyer's Guide

How to Choose the Right Diamond Saw Blade for Cutting Concrete

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To achieve optimum cutting performance for your investment, follow these eight steps before you buy a concrete saw.

  1. Understand how a diamond blade works

  2. Know what you're cutting

  3. Decide when you want to make the cut

  4. Choose wet or dry cutting

  5. Make sure the blade is compatible with your sawcutting equipment

  6. Choose optimum performance vs. maximum economy

  7. Determine if a decorative cut is important

  8. Look for the CSDA code

Author Anne Balogh, Columnist and Senior Editor of Concrete Network Magazine

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Diamond saw blades are typically the best choice when it comes to making clean, professional cuts in concrete. However, within this category, you'll find myriad blade options at a wide range of price levels. How do you choose the perfect blade for the job at hand?