Ok I just found this article
all the information about blades I've put up and you ask this...
just make sure it's a negative rake and a TCG grind...
they do...Rick, I believe Freud makes the Diablo line of blades.
Good question Herb . It seems pretty thin ,but that’s not saying much . I may just go and purchase the Diablo tomorrow , that’s if the other two stores do not stock FreudHow thick is the Diamond plate?
that'd work if the plate was very thin vinyl....Guys I’m starting to think about the last time I cut checker plate ,and I think I used a panel saw blade . For some reason I believe I installed it backwards .
I’ve got lots of spare pieces to test I guess
That’s exactly how I cut vinyl, and it’s making me wonder if that memory is getting me confused with cutting aluminum.that'd work if the plate was very thin vinyl....
not a good plan IMO...That's what the Aluminum siding guys used to do (the blade in reverse I mean).
I never turn carbide blades around , only this panel saw blade that has no welded teeth on it .Rick for cutting something soft turning the blade around is okay but not for something hard. I used to do that when trimming metal roofing flush at the eaves of the roof but I had teeth get thrown off doing it so I quit and started using metal cut off blades for a circ saw. I keep an old B & D just for cutting metal. It's slow going but the edges are clean and straight that way.
The solder that holds the teeth on a blade is designed to cushion the joint between the blade and teeth to the impact that happens when the tooth makes contact. It's not designed to keep the tooth from breaking away when cutting in the wrong rotation. My advice: NEVER use the blade in the wrong rotation. You could lose an eye or get a serious puncture wound.
I can't remember but they may well have been using non-carbide tipped blades. Doesn't really matter anymore; it wasn't me doing it and I'm retired in any case...not a good plan IMO...