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Find the right blade for your CNC saw and improve your fabrication with this helpful guide.
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MATCHING THE RIGHT BLADE TO YOUR SAW

There are so many variables to consider when it comes to selecting a blade for your saw. You need to factor in the type of saw, how powerful it is, whether it is fixed or variable speed, the age of it, the environment it is running in, the material you are cutting, the types of other material you might be cutting too… The list is endless and there is no conclusive answer.

A lot of it can come down to the preference of the individual operator. However, there are some solid guidelines you can follow which will help you identify which type of blade should suit you best. Or if you would rather speak to us directly we can advise directly on your specific requirements, just send us an enquiry here.

FOR HIGHER POWERED CNC/VARIABLE SPEED SAWS

If you are using a Breton, Donatoni, Baca or Prussiani saw, there a range of blades available from Stonegate to help to optimise blade life, performance and working conditions. If you have a high powered saw, the Vortex blade or the Speedmaster will work well for you. Vortex delivers a clean cut and works well on mitres, while the Speedmaster with its strong body and teeth, works on mitres and is by far the fastest saw blade in the market – important to remember it is designed to run fast though. The Conqueror CNC blade with a thicker, stronger body that reduces flex, is fantastic for CNC saws – meaning mitring and cutting circles becomes a simple task. In terms of a variable speed saw, the Tempest is a great option. It has such a consistent cut quality and a great life span too.

FOR LOW POWERED SAWS

For fixed speed, low powered saws you need to be looking at slightly different blades. The versatility of the Vortex blade means it can be run fast on CNC saws and slow on a fixed speed saw, while delivering similar end results. For a clean cut and a consistent cut on blade that works well at a low RPM, you may want to look at something like the Conqueror, which cuts granite and quartz without glazing over.

Low powered saws are usually around 1400RPM, although this will vary depending on manufacturer and model. These would be from manufacturers such as Emmedue, Kolb and Denver Skema. This category also includes bench saws from a range of different manufacturers.

OTHER SAWS

There are also saws that don’t fit squarely in to one category, so important to know what blades you should be looking at with these machines. GMM saws used to be solely fixed speed but newer models now are mainly variable, so something like the Tempest or the Vortex would work well. There are also manufacturers like Cobalm and Thibaut, which depending on the power of the model, will mean you need to select a blade best suited for those running conditions.

Of course, the type of material you are cutting is one of the most important variables of all. For a fuller explanation, you can read our knowledge guide about Choosing the Right Blade For Your Stone, or there is a brief overview below.

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TYPES OF MATERIALS:

High Powered Saws:

Low Powered Saws:

  • Granite & Engineered Stone: Conqueror, Vortex (however best at 1800RPM+)
  • Natural Quartzite: Fury
  • Dekton/Porcelain/Ceramic: DKT3
  • Marble/Limestone: Type M

At Stonegate, we have spent the past two decades researching and developing the best tooling to enable you to deliver stonework perfection in every job. We have paired this with product knowledge and rigorous training to ensure that we have a team of skilled experts on hand who can advise you on how to overcome any challenges you might be facing. To get in touch with one of the team to ask about blades or any other queries you might have just email info@stonegatetooling.co.uk or call on 01482 620400 today!