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- Smooth, Clean Cut Finish
- 5/8"-7/8"-4 Flush Mount Holes
- Dry & Wet
- Chip-Free & Smooth Finish on Marble
- 5/8"-7/8" Arbor
- Dry & Wet
- Dual Cutting & Grinding Design
- 5/8″-7/8″ Arbor
- Wet & Dry Cutting
STONE TOOL SHOP’s INNOVATIVE ELECTROPLATED METALLURGY DELIVERS THE SMOOTHEST CUTTING RESULTS ON MARBLE, LIMESTONE & TRAVERTINE
Stone Tool Shop’s Electroplated Diamond Blades utilize the highest quality synthetic diamonds to deliver the fastest and smoothest cutting performance on the market. Choose from the industry’s largest selection to match our blade with your material application.
OUR STEEL CORE & DIAMOND RIMS ARE DESIGNED TO ELIMINATE CHIPPING
Stone Tool Shop’s Electroplated Diamond Blades are made with specialized Narrow-Slotted & Notched, Diamond Encrusted, Steel Cores, to Provide the Finest & Chip-Free Cutting Results on Softer Marble & “Flakey” Stones. We guarantee you will not obtain a smoother finish than our professional electroplated diamond blades.
THE ELECTROPLATED DIAMOND TOOL PROCESS
In the diamond electroplating process, one metal is plated onto another by hydrolysis. The steel core, with a negative charge, is placed in a metal salt solution that has a positive charge attracting one to the other. The negatively charged, steel body is placed in a tank where the diamond grit (positive charge) is bonded to the exposed cutting edge surface. Next, Nickel is electroplated to strengthen the bonding adherence of the diamond grit to the steel core. The result is a single, very dense layer of diamond grit on the core’s cutting edge.
ELECTROPLATING & VACUUM BRAZING DIAMOND TECHNOLOGY DIFFERS FROM CONVENTIONAL RESIN & METAL BONDED TOOLS
Electroplating and vacuum brazing are manufacturing techniques where the diamond is fully exposed. Without a matrix, like a resin polishing pad or metal bonded diamond blade, that is required to wear or erode, the diamond abrasive on electroplated and vacuum brazed diamond tools immediately cut away (grind) the working surface. This direct contact with the material makes electroplating and vacuuming brazing deliver faster cutting action compared to metal bonded diamond tools.
Additionally, Electroplated & Vacuum Brazed Diamond Tools have a much higher concentration of synthetic diamonds. The diamond tool’s cutting edge is fully concentrated with diamonds. Though electroplating and vacuum brazing have similar characteristics, their vastly different manufacturing processes result in some appreciable differences.
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ELECTROPLATING & VACUUM BRAZING
Electroplated Diamond Tools utilize more sharper & angular diamond crystals, while vacuum brazing requires stronger diamonds to withstand the extreme heat and pressure generated during the manufacturing process.
Electroplated Diamond Tools deliver faster cutting rates but can be prone to damage, while vacuum brazed products are intrinsically stronger.
Vacuum Brazed Diamond Tools are not as fast as their electroplated counterparts, due to less pointed diamonds but may provide increased life.
ELECTROPLATED & VACUUM BRAZED DIAMOND TOOLS EXCEL ON MARBLE
With a fully exposed diamond surface, electroplating and vacuum brazed products have a broader cutting applications than their resin and sintered, metal bonded diamond tools.
Electroplated diamond tools, with their sharper diamonds, will rapidly cut through the surface and better suited for softer stones, such as marble, but not granite or quartzite. Also, electroplated diamond tools perform exceptionally well on composite materials and plastics.
Vacuum Brazed Diamond tools deliver superior cutting results on the softest and most fragile marbles.