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4 Reasons Why I Choose Star Diamond Tools

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We asked long-time local customer Shane Rondquist at Applied Coating & Restoration why he chooses Star Diamond Tools as his supplier for concrete restoration and industrial coating. Here’s what he had to say: 1. Their dedication to building long-lasting relationships with their customers. “We’ve worked with Star Diamond Tools for over 8 years." 2. Star Diamond Tools Customer Service. “We choose Star Diamond Tools for the amazing service that they provide-nothing else compares.” 3. They have a wide range of products for all your concrete equipment needs. “We use Star Diamond’s concrete grinding tooling and polishing resin pads on all our...

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Diamond Core Drilling Safety

Posted by David Miller at

Diamond Core Drills, commonly used for drilling concrete, can be dangerous if not used correctly. From my years of experience, I have put together a list of tips to make sure you stay safe while operating a Diamond Core Drill. 1. Site Safety Always make sure that the GC has marked the holes to be drilled to avoid liability for hitting any conduits, stress cables or utilities embedded in the concrete. Ensure there is nothing underneath the floor that the core could fall on, once you have drilled through the material. 2. Personal Safety Ensure that you wear the proper...

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Safe Use of Dry Cutting Diamond Saw Blades

Posted by David Miller at

Always Inspect the Blade for damage before installing a new blade or a used blade. Check the Arbor for correct size or for damage. The wrong arbor or a damaged arbor will affect the way the blade will fit on the saw and could result in personal injury. Check the blade core to assure there is no cracking of the steel core at the gullets. Dispose of the blade if cracks appear in the core. Check to assure that the width of the steel core is consistent throughout the blade. If it is thinner underneath the segments (undercut), dispose of...

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How To Buy Diamond Blades

Posted by David Miller at

Here’s the information you need to share with your supplier to get the right blade. Equipment - Provide your supplier with the make and model number of the saw. Mismatching blades to equipment will reduce the tool’s operating life and efficiency, and could make it dangerous to operate. Diameter & Arbor are needed so the blade fits safely on the saw. The Material Being Cut determines the segment “bond hardness” of the blade required. Tell your supplier what material you will be normally cutting. Using the wrong “specification” will result either in premature wear or the tool losing its cutting...

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Why Can't I Just Convert my Old Wedge Grinder Over?

Posted by David Miller at

With ARA upon us and the continued success of our New WEDGELESS Grinder series, we continue to get asked time and time again by those pondering re-fleeting their classic grinders, "Why can't I just convert my old wedge style grinder to the new wedgeless design?"  I've said and have heard others reply, "Because the old machine won't level" or "Because it's a complete redesign". Our replies, while short, sweet & accurate, are not all encompassing and not always convincing to a buyer. I'd like to take this moment on the heels of our recent RER Innovative Product Award for the...

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