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Cutting Depths & Operating Speeds

Cutting Depths & Operating Speeds


Diamond blade operating speeds base on 9500 Surface Feet Per Minute.
Diamond blade cutting depths listed below are approximate.
Actual cutting depth will vary with:

  • Exact blade diameter
  • Flange
  • Saw types.

The optimum blade RPM will depend on the machine and material and may vary from these values.

  • Concrete & Masonry products is +/- 10% of the recommended RPM listed in this chart.
  • Stone & Tile (hard or dense materials) is 10~25% less than the recommended RPM listed in this chart.

Cutting Depths

RPM

Diameter
Tile
Concrete
Masonry
Power Hand Saw Blades
Wall & Hand Saw Blades
High Speed Blades
Recommended
Maximum
4" 3/4"     1"     9072 15000
4-1/2" 1"     1-1/4"     8063 13300
5" 1-1/4"     1-1/2"     7257 12000
6" 1-3/4"     2"     6048 10185
7" 2-1/4" 1-1/2"   2-1/2"     5184 8730
8" 2-3/4" 2"   3"     4536 7640
9" 3-1/4"           4032 6790
10" 3-3/4"           3629 6115
12"   3-5/8"         3024 5095
12" High- Speed         4-5/8" 4"   6300
14"   4-5/8" 5"       2592 4365
14" High- Speed           5"   5460
16"   5-5/8"         2268 3820
16" High- Speed           6"    
18"   6-5/8" 7"   6-1/2"   2016 3395
20"   7-5/8" 8"       1814 3055
24"   9-5/8"     9-1/2"   1512 2550
26"   10-5/8"         1396 2350
30"   11-3/4"     11-1/2"   1120 2040
36"   14-3/4"     14-1/2"   1008 1700
42"   17-1/2"     17-1/2"   864 1455
48"   19-3/4"     20-3/4"   756 1275
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