Towson, Md.-based DeWalt announced the launch of the industry’s first Diamond Edge Chop Saw Blade.
The new DW8500 Diamond Chop Saw Blade lasts 100 times longer than traditional abrasive cutting blades. It was developed to allow diamond to be used to cut metal without sacrificing cutting performance, while reducing product costs for the end user.
“At DeWalt, we are pioneers in developing power tools and accessories that deliver industry-first innovation and technology that leads to increased productivity and performance,” explained Brad Nohr, product manager. “Our new Diamond Edge Chop Saw Blades are just one example of how we are leading the industry with product development that addresses end user concerns and raises the bar to exceed contractors’ expectations.”
The new blade is designed for tradesmen tasked with cutting pipe, steel studs, angle iron, rebar and threaded rod using a chop saw. The blade features a steel core to provide constant cutting depth, capacity and stability of a solid core with the exposed diamond matrix allowing the blade to cut concrete, plastic, fiberglass, rubber, non-ferrous metals, stainless and ferrous metals, the company said.
The company said the Diamond Chop Saw Blade will be available in December of this year, with an expected retail price of about $249.