Wire Blades, Diamond, 0.015"
Five different wire blades are available for the Wire Saw. .005", .010" and .015" diameter plain wires and .010" and .015" diameter diamond impregnated wires. The .010" and .015" diameter wire blades will last about .75 to 4 hours of cutting time with the average being from 1- 2 hours. The .005" diameter wires will last from .5 - 1.5 hours of cutting time. The life of the blade depends on many factors including wire speed, pressure, blade diameter, material being cut, type of abrasive slurry and the strength of the weld. It is important to note that the blades used with an abrasive slurry will decrease in diameter as they are used while the diamond impregnated wires will maintain the same diameter.