Q:How many types of diamond blades are there?
Diamond blades can be categorized by their shape, use, and manufacturing method.
Types by shape
If categorized by their style, diamond blades are available in different types: circular saw blades, gang saw blades and band saw blades.
Circular diamond saw blades are commonly sighted and the most widely used. Most diamond blades are of this style.
A diamond gang saw blade is a long steel plate with diamond segments welded on it. Normally, a group (tens or even hundreds) of diamond gang saw blades are used together to saw raw stone blocks.
A diamond band saw blade is a flexible closed steel band with diamonds fixed (often via the electroplating method) on the teeth of one side of the band.
Types by use
If categorized by use, there are marble diamond blades, granite diamond blades, concrete diamond blades, asphalt diamond blades, general purpose diamond blades, masonry diamond blades, gem cutting diamond blades, etc.
Types by manufacturing method
There are many methods to attach diamonds onto the saw blade's base . A common method is sintering the mixture of diamonds and metal powders are formed to the blade's cutting edges -- diamond segments, and the produced diamond blades can be called sintered metal-bonded diamond blades. Other methods include electroplating, vacuum brazing, extruding and so on.