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Can I Cut Stone With A Miter Saw?

Author: E. Silva (aka Mr. Awesome - The Niche Specialty Expert)

Can I Cut Stone With A Miter Saw?

Yes, you can … as long as a diamond blade is what the saw’s been properly fitted with. Here, anything is possible. Now let’s take a closer look. Please stay with me ….

First of all, I would like you to know this ( and really take it to heart, too, if you can, he he he he he he heh ) —- multiple diamond – blade saws of this sort can cut stone with some ease. Here with this type of saw, you’ll have stable, straight cuts of stone … hopefully, that is what you were hoping to get in the first place, right? Now, for a straight or even beveled cut, this saw is best. Keep using the diamond blade, keeping it centered and in use at all times during the cut, to ensure that the final result is a piece of stone that doesn’t get damaged or even over – heated ( not to mention the saw itself doing this, which would not be good ) . You want to have a steel diamond blade when doing this, if by all means, you can get one. This is proven to be the best approach for cutting stone with a miter – saw, at the end of the day ….

Now, then, you might also like to know the simple fact here that you will want to keep the diamond blade wet ( or at the very least, moderately moist ) as you do the cutting. This is truly something that will make the experience far easier and prevent so many kinds of problems as you cut the stone. Now the most affordable diamond blade around, for this specific use, by the way, is a steel one. Get steel.

But you can also choose to go with a titanium or a carbide blade, too … no one will judge you for that, he he he he heh, though steel is the first choice of most people and works the best. Yet these other two choices of blade materials can still do the same job just as well ….

Now, then, please do keep in mind that it’s best to keep the diamond blade continually wet as you cut. This helps prevent over – heating, friction and other annoyances, as you might imagine. Very important to remember, so I will write it again : Keep the diamond blade wet at all times.

Also, you might want to consider that, in most cases, silica dust is actually much finer, in nature, than saw dust itself — a nice little side note to remember. When silica dust combines with moisture, it does tend to harden, though … making things rougher in the process. Keep that in mind. Any dust you get on the saw can, in the long haul, damage the saw, too … especially if it gets in on the inside, becoming harder to pull out.