Higher-quality saw blades last longer than their inferior counterparts. When your construction crew is slicing through concrete walls or slabs that interfere in the construction or demolition process, it is incumbent upon you to equip them with the right tools for the job. However, even the best concrete saw blades can fail when they absorb too much damage.
Wet Blades That are Too Dry
Cutting through concrete will throw up sparks. These sparks can quickly become fire hazards if they are not prepared for in advance. One way to address any problems associated with them is to use a wet saw blade. Using wet concrete saw blades when they are too dry will degrade their cutting edges. Water helps cool down the heat generated by friction, which is why having a steady stream of water is so crucial to your success. If a blade overheats, then it can ruin the look of the cut and render the blade itself inoperable. Don’t let this happen to you!
Many concrete saw blades are either made of diamond or are tipped with diamond edges to increase their sawing ability. Deploying the right saw for the job can speed up the pace of the project and help you meet deadlines more efficiently. Just imagine how stressful it can be on the worksite if progress is lagging due to shoddy equipment or safety concerns! The wrong blade will produce less satisfactory results. Also, consider the type of concrete you are attempting to use the saw to cut through since that can affect performance as well.
Digging the Blade Too Deeply
It’s also possible that concrete saw blades can get stuck. For instance, there might be something hidden under the surface of the slab that ground-penetrating radar, or GPR, failed to detect. Either way, you should do whatever you can to avoid sinking the blade in too deeply. Forcing the edge down farther than it can go can also damage the motor powering the saw’s cutting power, and when metal overheats, it can start to go dull.
Replacing one concrete saw blade with another isn’t as simple as it sounds. As with many other types of tools you use while working with concrete, you must be aware of the right way to install a new blade and dispose of the old one. Get rid of dust, dirt, and other debris that could affect how snugly the blade is attached to the rest of the apparatus. Always replace blades before it fails.
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G&M Services is proud of our employees and the dedication they have for safety in the workplace. We reward our employees for displaying positive safety practices. We incorporate weekly and monthly discussions and meetings to ensure that all involved are aware of how to handle equipment and potential situations that could occur during a project.
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