Diamond Plated Edge Band Saws

The following chart will give you a quick guide to applications and suggested diamond band size.

Material Workheight Recommended Band Kerf Loss
Quartz/Glass 1-6 in. 1 x .020 .040
6-10 in. 1 x .025 .055
10-18 in. 1 x .035 .072
18-30 in. 1.25 x .040 .072
Silicon (Electronic) 1-6 in. 1 x .020 .040
6 and up 1 x .025 .055

Silicon

(Solar)

1-6 in. 1 x .020 .040
6-10 in. 1 x .025 .055
10 and up 1 x .035 .072
Ceramic 1-6 in. 1 x .020 .040
6 and up 1 x .025 .055

Carbide

(Pre-sintered)

1-4 in. .75 x .015 .025
4 and up .75 x .020 .040

Carbon/

Graphite

1-6 in. 1 x .020 .040
6-18 in. 1 x .025 .055
18-24 in. 1 x .035 .072
24-36 in. 1.25 x .040 .072

Fiberglass/FRP

Any 1 x .020 .040
Friction Products Any 1 x .035

.072

 

This micro-photograph and cross-sectional illustration show the diamond crystals bonded to the steel backing.