Re: Cut-off Machine Uses
I would go diamond blade if at all possible, the abrasive blades are so slow,
I my self have not seen much difference between the metal or the abrasive masonry but there is a large difference in the diamond blades when cutting,
I do not think it should hurt the machine much, as the grit off metal cutting is not very good either, some places sell "cheap" diamond blades, not there not the quality of the good ones but when I first started I bought a cheap diamond blade and cut all the block I needed for a basement, the blade was about $100, I had a few abrasive blades I tried and yes you can cut with them, If your only cutting a few brick or block the abrasive is probably the best for the dollar, but if you have some to do, get a dry cut diamond blade,
the big thing is the purpose of the saw is not designed for masonry work, (it is more IMO) on the way the materials are held, and supported,
the nicest way is a wet tray saw,
a 7" diamond blade in a skill saw would work well, or the thin 4" in a grinder, and cut both sides,
(renting machine desigend for the work, may be an option depending on how your plan is and how much your going to try to accomplish in a day),
like said use some form of breathing protection,
as far as the company saying they can or can not be used on the machine, would probably be more a liability issue with them, as like said it was not designed to cut / hold that kind of materials, (not that I think it is much of an issue or see in my mind a danger any greater than cutting steel or other on it),
I think the blades are the same in arbor size, (at least the blades I have used, all Had the same arbor size).
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