The diamond tool – top-class work results guaranteed
Whether you are cutting, grinding or drilling – diamond tools have become well-established in trade and industry, and are a staple in every well-equipped tool rack. The advantages of high-quality tools with diamond segments in comparison to conventional working methods are numerous. But what makes diamond tools so special and what exactly are the advantages of modern and improved process technology with diamond tools?
In order to get to the bottom of this question, we first need a comprehensive understanding of the production and material properties of diamond tools. Using the diamond cutting blade as an example, we’ll explore the composition of a diamond tool and how it works.
Diamond cutting blade – structure and properties
The diamond cutting blade consists of a metal base body (known as a steel blade) on which segments with integrated industrial diamonds are attached. This industrial diamond is what gives the cutting blade its characteristic properties. At DIEWE, we exclusively use synthetic diamonds. Not only do these last five times longer than natural diamonds, they are also more suitable and have no major environmental impact.
Industrial diamonds are manufactured through a high-pressure, high-temperature process whereby graphite is compressed in a hydraulic press at a temperature of over 1500 °C and at a pressure of up to 60,000 bar. Under these special conditions, the graphic takes on the more thermodynamically stable form of carbon – i.e. diamond.
High-quality diamond cutting blades from DIEWE feature impressive cutting speeds and service lives, a special cooling effect as well as a noise-reducing hole pattern. Depending on the intended application, the quality, geometry and composition of the cutting blade can be individually tailored according to the customer’s needs.
The diamond cutting blade features a wide range of advantages in comparison to electro-corundum or silicon carbide blades:
- Variable application options and fewer tool replacements
- Higher cutting performance with less work required
- Lower motor power with less wear
- Longer service lives for time and material savings
- Higher productivity
The comparison: diamond tool vs hammer drill and pneumatic hammer
Drilling, grinding and cutting work are part of everyday life in trade, industry and craft. Whether your work involves precise cutting of tiles, producing perfectly circular drill holes in brick walls or cutting dimensionally correct roof tiles – the tool used always has a huge impact on the quality of work results.
In comparison to conventional work methods with hammer drills or pneumatic hammers, diamond tools have a wide range of advantages. We have illustrated these below in order to compare both methods:
|Diamond tool||Hammer drill/pneumatic hammer|
|Workload||Barely any physical stress||Significant physical and psychological stress|
|Precision||Clean and accurate work||Unclean cavities due to surface and edge fractures|
|Effect on concrete structure and reinforcement||Protection of the neighbouring structure thanks to vibration-free operation||Loosening of the concrete structure and reinforcement|
|Environment||Low noise and free of dust||High, ongoing noise disturbance and high amounts of dust|
|Costs||Lower costs for closing the remaining cross section||Increased costs for closing the remaining cross section|
|Other properties||Unimpeded use of surrounding areas easily possible||Quick performance drop with increasing work time|