Diamond saw basics: a user guide

by | May 20, 2013 | Construction and Maintenance

Diamonds are not just a girl’s best friend – they can be a man’s best friend too. In fact, they make the perfect companion to anyone embarking on a large construction or DIY project. That’s because diamonds are the hardest substance found in nature and can cut through anything.

They can cut through any material you can think of, mainly because of this hardness property. However, they are an expensive item and if they break or you misuse them, then replacing your diamond tool can prove very costly. That’s why you need to take upmost care and be alert when using a diamond tool – whether you’re diamond drilling in Manchester or diamond sawing in London.

This article will concentrate on diamond sawing. It’s an application that can be used on almost any DIY task but due to the nature of the diamond saw, it must be used carefully. This article will help you understand how to use it properly and safely, leaving you injury free at all times.


The first step to Diamond sawing in London is to get the blade ready. Wipe it down with water to make sure the blade isn’t dry while cutting otherwise this is going to damage it. Then take the material you intend to cut and mark it out with a line. Diamond saws are perfect for cutting lines, but can also be used to cut slivers and curves. However, that is beyond the scope of this article.

Start sawing

Once all the preparation is made you can begin sawing. Turn on the diamond saw, and if you can, make sure there is a constant supply of water keeping the blade cool and moist. Move the material to be cut along the line you marked through the saw slowly. Any fast movement will be liable to damage the diamond blade, which is costly to replace, or even the entire saw itself – which is even costlier. If the blade becomes stuck, you know you’ve been working too fast.

Turn the saw off when you’re done

When you’re done, you need to first of all move the material out of the way. If you’ve sawed correctly, then you should have been using both hands to feed the material into the saw. Letting go of it now abruptly, even after the sawing is done, could lead to the piece flying and hitting someone or something. Never do this.

Instead, remove both parts of what you’ve cut carefully with both hands. This will be safe to do on any standard buzz-saw, whether you use a diamond blade or not. Once the material is safely out of the way, then you may turn the saw off. Inspect your handy work.

At CA Drillers, we serve various diamond sawing services that include Floor sawing, Track sawing, Wire sawing & Ring & chain sawing to create the right kind of structural construction necessary for your project.

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