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What makes a good blade?

We have seen ads for blades proclaiming “more diamond!”, or “longer life”. So, how much diamond in the tool is the best amount? How long should a tool last? When we first started developing our own diamond tools in 1995, these were the questions that we were faced with. What we discovered is that the answers are not necessarily obvious. As we developed our first tools what we learned was quite counter-intuitive. Because diamond is thought of to be expensive, often telling people that you are giving them more will make them think that the tool is better. With most of the diamond today being made in CVD furnaces, the cost of diamond is quite small within the tool….most diamond is less than 10 cents a carat, with a 18 inch blade using less than $10 of diamond....READ MORE

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