Category Archives: How To

How To Cut Concrete

Are you concerned about undertaking a home improvement project that involves cutting concrete?  If so, relax! While this may seem intimidating, a little bit of knowledge and the right tools can help make the job possible for you do yourself. How To Cut Concrete According to Bob Villa, the home improvement guru, if your project…
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Sharpening (Dressing) a Diamond Blade

Here is a helpful video on the process of dressing (aka sharpening) a dull cutting diamond blade. The purpose of dressing is to bring back the cutting efficiency of the blade itself. There are some causes to a blade becoming dull, some of which include "glazing" and "shedding." Dressing a diamond blade will restore the…
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Helpful Videos for Blades Direct Customers

Below are a group of videos that many of our customers will find very useful. They include some of the items we carry in our Blades Direct inventory, as well as a "How To" video on concrete mixing for those who purchase our CB6 Concrete Mixer. As always, if you have any questions about our…
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How To Use Your EDCO Hardscape Saw

Below is an informational "how to" video for owners of EDCO Hardscape Saws. It covers everything from diamond blade installation to maintenance to belt replacement. Blades Direct currently offers the 14" EDCO Hardscape Saw for its customers. Some of the saw's features include: Interlocking pavers, 4” retaining wall block and brick, wet or dry Shock…
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A Cutting Paver’s Radius Cut – A Tutorial and Demonstration

In many jobs involving diamond cutting tools, it will be necessary to provide a circular-shaped cut. When cutting in a radius, use a piece of flexible PCP pipe to mark your intended cutting area with a marking pencil. This will provide a clean, smooth radius and a line to follow when making your cut. Follow…
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