We stock a selection of high quality Alpha Blades for stone cutting, from the channel cutting Hot-Rod Blade and the Contour - Sinkhole Cutting Blade to the Numero Uno Blade. Alpha Tools makes a large selection of stone cutting diamond blades for tile saws, bridge saws, and handheld saws.
Diamond blades for cutting stone come in a variety of configurations and sizes, depending on the stone to be cut, the tool being used and quality of the diamond abrasive matrix and blade disc itself. The harder the stone, the softer the diamond matrix should be, as a soft matrix will give up the diamond abrasive more easily. Soft matrix blades wear out faster.
All things being equal, the longevity of a blade is based on the segment/rim height, taller rims will last longer.
When choosing a stone blade style, first and foremost you must have either a wet saw or grinder to use a wet cutting blade. Most continuous rim stone blades must be used wet. Continuous rim blades are the most accurate and provide the least chipping when cutting stone. Segmented rim blades are faster but more prone to chipping. Turbo blades, while generally being ok for dry use, usually split the difference in speed and propensity for chipping between segmented and continuous rim.