Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
In the world of cutting tools, tooling plays a decisive role because of the speed of the process, the ability to cut hard materials and the cost of the consumable part. Diamond blades take the leading place here, as they are characterized by increased hardness of the cutting layer and a long service life. Because super hard carbon is superior to other materials, it can cut stone, concrete, ceramics, granite, brick and even metal.
But on sale there is a large selection of similar products that differ in the shape of the cutting edge, thickness and design. To make it easier to navigate in such a variety, our experts have prepared a rating of the best diamond blades for different materials. We took into account the characteristics of the cutting elements and the feedback from experts, as well as from ordinary users. All this will help you get a complete picture of the best discs and find the right one for specific jobs.
- Rating of the best diamond discs
- The best diamond blades for concrete and stone
- Husqvarna 5748362-03
- Bosch 2608603241
- GRAFF GDD 18 350.10
- PRACTICE 030-771
- BIZON 0515001
- The best diamond discs for metal
- Hilberg Super Metall (350х25.4 mm) TRIO-DIAMOND 520350
- MESSER 01-61-126
- Best diamond discs for granite
- MESSER 01-26-230
- Granite-Elite Diam 000202
- KEOS DBP01.115
- The best diamond discs for ceramic tiles
- Hard ceramics (200×25.4 mm) DiStar 11120048015
- Ryobi TSB180A1 5132002694
- Ceramics (180×22.2 mm) DIAM 000211
Rating of the best diamond discs
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|The best diamond blades for concrete and stone||1||Husqvarna 5748362-03||1 4459 rub.|
|2||Bosch 2608603241||RUB 5,368|
|3||GRAFF GDD 18 350.10||RUB 3,048|
|4||PRACTICE 030-771||RUB 1,374|
|5||BIZON 0515001||426 r|
|The best diamond discs for metal||1||Hilberg Super Metall (350х25.4 mm) TRIO-DIAMOND 520350||RUB 6,510|
|2||MESSER 01-61-126||RUB 1 609|
|Best diamond discs for granite||1||MESSER 01-26-230||4 349 RUB|
|2||Granite-Elite Diam 000202||RUB 2,423|
|3||KEOS DBP01.115||RUB 1,140|
|The best diamond discs for ceramic tiles||1||Hard ceramics (200×25.4 mm) DiStar 11120048015||RUB 1,650|
|2||Ryobi TSB180A1 5132002694||–|
|3||Ceramics (180×22.2 mm) DIAM 000211||698 r|
The best diamond blades for concrete and stone
Products in this category are the most popular. They come in handy when chipping walls for wiring, cutting out door and window openings, dismantling wall partitions and laying communications. Such discs are installed in cutters (electric or gasoline), wall chasers, furrow makers, angle grinders.
In the first place in the rating is a disc from a Swedish brand. This is an accessory for professional tools in the form of gasoline-type water-cooled cutters. The cutting element is made of high-strength steel and equipped with 15 long diamond teeth, 8.5x40x2.4 mm in size. This configuration at a diameter of 230 mm allows you to quickly cut through hard concrete, brick and other building blocks. 15 grooves with a round base provide compensation for thermal expansion and remove dust from the cutting area. Masters in the reviews praise the product for its 'vitality'. Having bought a couple of discs once, it will be possible to provide yourself with equipment for many years with regular use at construction sites.
Our experts ranked the rig in the first place in the rating as the best for phased cutting of walls up to 40 cm thick. The saw part easily sinks into concrete and brick, so making openings or dismantling partitions will not take much time.
- the set includes two disks at once;
- long service life;
- will not turn on the shaft due to two additional holes for the pins;
- 15 diamond teeth;
- deep grooves for temperature and dust removal.
- high price;
- every 15 minutes of continuous operation, let it cool;
- a special mount for hand cutters (CnB) will not allow you to install the disc on the grinder;
- water cooling required.
In second place in the rating is a product from the German manufacturer Bosch. The diamond disc is produced in a set and sold at once in 10 pieces. The equipment is designed to work with a grinder with a 2.2 cm seating shaft. The cutting wheel is made with a diameter of 15 cm and is equipped with 9 teeth with a turbocharged cutting technology (accelerated temperature removal through deep grooves). Diamond spraying has a triple layer, so when one diamond wears off and falls off, it is replaced by another, without sacrificing cutting performance.
Our experts rated the diamond blade as the best for a compact angle grinder to quickly cut a hole in a wall for an electrician or pipe. Due to 10 pieces in a set, such a purchase is a one-time, since the discs will last for 10-15 years, which is what the masters like in the reviews. Another 1 cm tooth height surpasses the performance of other manufacturers, so it has no equal in cutting speed and heat removal. This is confirmed by the permissible speed indicated on the packaging – 10200 rpm.
- universal fit diameter;
- does not need water cooling;
- due to the thickness of 2 mm, it is resistant to breakage;
- 10 pcs per set.
- high price;
- not everywhere you can get it due to the small diameter;
- in some cities it is difficult to buy by the piece.
GRAFF GDD 18 350.10
The third place in the rating is a diamond disc from a Belarusian company. Its price is significantly lower than other European brands. Despite this, the wheel has a diameter of 35 cm and is equipped with 24 diamond-coated teeth. The cutting part has a section of 3.4 mm, which allows you to confidently pass not only bricks, but also thick paving slabs, as well as curb blocks. The diamond compound is integrated into the metal by thermal pressing, which increases the degree of bonding. In the reviews, the owners note that the disc is well balanced, cuts smoothly and quickly.
Our experts liked the disc for its versatility, for which it was included in the rating. It can be installed on both handheld cutters to cut openings and stationary stone cutting machines for cutting blocks. Thanks to the turbocharged design, dry cutting is allowed, but the diamond tooling is also designed for watering, which prolongs the service life. The thick, diamond-coated 3.4 mm teeth take an especially long time to grind.
- does not 'walk' during cutting;
- can be used at speeds up to 5400 per minute;
- suitable for any type of cut;
- applicable to manual and machine tools.
- heavy – 700 g;
- it is difficult to cut a thin strip in the opening (crumbles the edge);
- the landing size of 2.54 cm does not fit the shafts of all machines.
The fourth place in the rating belongs to a disc from a Russian manufacturer. The product is positioned as a turbo segment, that is, 12 teeth are also divided into parts to better cool. Tooling with a diameter of 15 cm is designed to work with a small angle grinder. Due to the special design, such a diamond-coated disc is allowed to cut not only brick, but even reinforced concrete (with metal rods inside). Therefore, the circle is used regularly when working in the armopoyas area, trimming puffs and thin curb stones. For the price, the disc is a worthy alternative to expensive brands.
This diamond blade is structurally different from other models, for which it is included in the rating of the best. Instead of short, straight grooves, the circle has long slots cut at an oblique angle. Its diamond spraying is not continuous, but serrated, which allows air flow not only along the grooves, but also between the cutting edge. This design contributes to more efficient cooling, which users agree with in the reviews.
- affordable price;
- improved cooling;
- standard mounting diameter for the grinder 2.2 cm;
- application is allowed at speeds up to 10200 per minute.
- the small diameter of the circle is only suitable for thin walls;
- absolutely cannot be cooled with water.
The fifth place in the rating was taken by another product from a Russian manufacturer. This is a diamond disc with a diameter of 23 cm and a thickness of 2.2 mm. The base is made of tool steel with non-ferrous metal oxide. The cutting part is represented by synthesized diamonds in an amount of at least 30%. The designers have provided compensation holes in it, which contribute to the accelerated removal of construction dust from the cutting zone. The wheel has no pronounced teeth, but the cutting edge is raised, due to which the turbocharging effect is achieved. Thanks to the weight of 360 g, the rig is less felt on the grinder. Users in the reviews note the easy cutting of strobes with its help.
This is the cheapest disc in the rating category. If you need to disassemble the partition at home or carry out new wiring, then it will be enough for a one-time project, and you will not need to buy an expensive analogue. The blade is suitable for wet cutting, which increases its productivity – in this case, you can work without interruption.
- suitable for rotation at 6600 rpm;
- any type of cut (dry or wet);
- affordable price;
- improved design technology for dust extraction.
- cannot cope with SHA-8 bricks;
- increased voicing during work;
- wears out faster than imported analogues;
- only suitable for grinders.
The best diamond discs for metal
Diamond brazed tooling is used for cutting metal, as an alternative, instead of abrasive discs. Unlike compressed abrasives, diamond blades emit less sparks and do not shrink or break during operation, which improves safety. Depending on the diameter, they are used for cutting pipes, profiles, angles and sheet steel.
Hilberg Super Metall (350х25.4 mm) TRIO-DIAMOND 520350
In the first place of the rating, in the category of diamond discs for metal, is the product of the Russian brand. The tooling has 24 complex shaped teeth, each equipped with three cells, which facilitates the removal of metal dust. The grooves between the teeth allow the steel to expand from heat so that the circle does not bite into the material. Thanks to the grooves, the disc is regularly ventilated to remove the temperature. Diamond grit is vacuum-brazed to the steel, so it does not fall off. Users in the reviews like the 'omnivorous' cutting element, which can handle cast iron, copper, carbon steel, stainless steel.
In our opinion, the product has earned a place in the ranking as the best for cutting pipes in a cutting machine. Thanks to the 35 cm diameter, you can cut thick round and square pipes up to 15 cm in cross section in one pass. This significantly increases productivity when assembling collectors for the chemical or food industry.
- suitable for all types of metals;
- the diamond layer is held by vacuum brazing;
- large tooling diameter;
- 24 segments for increased productivity.
- the curtain price for a domestic product;
- suitable for low rpm up to 4300 rpm;
- only for shafts with a diameter of 2.54 cm;
- cannot be cooled with water.
At this place in the rating is a compact disc for metal, with a diameter of 12.5 cm. The tooling contains 14 teeth, divided into 5 parts. Each tooth is equipped with three compensation holes. There are deep grooves between the segments for even greater ventilation. This disc design allows it to cool instantly despite regular friction during operation. Users in reviews praise the disc for its endurance – some managed to cut through steel sheets with a cutting length of 18 m with a material section of 3 mm.
Our experts liked the disc for its unique 1.3 mm thickness. This design increases the cutting speed almost twice as compared to thicker counterparts. In addition, the diamond layer has a height of 3 mm, so when cutting steel, the softer base of the wheel is completely protected from abrasion. This product is rated the best for a small workshop for the manufacture of metal furniture (shelves, workbenches, conductors, cabinets, etc.).
- there are almost no sparks;
- cools down quickly – you can take it with your hands, change the equipment immediately after the operation;
- affordable price;
- long service life.
- leaves burrs requiring subsequent processing of the edges;
- cuts slower than Bosch;
- accuracy is needed, since the disc has a thin section;
- diameter 12.5 cm only suitable for parts up to 3 mm thick.
Best diamond discs for granite
To process granite, other diamond discs are used in design. This material is harder than stone or concrete and therefore requires a high diamond coating. But unlike them, granite forms less dust, and the equipment does not need a large number of expansion joints. Granite cutting wheels are used to trim or cut natural stone, basalt, bacor and clinker.
The first place in this rating category is assigned to a product from Messer. This is a domestic brand that produces premium products that can compete with European counterparts. The diamond tool has a diameter of 230 mm and a thickness of 1.6 mm. This is considered an ultra-thin metric to promote high performance. The solid working part is supplemented with embossed notches that improve the removal of dust from the cutting zone, for which the product is praised in reviews. This design is rare and contributes to more comfortable work, as well as long-term operation.
We ranked the tooling as the best for craftsmen specializing in finishing facades, house foundations, fountains and other structures. The disc is suitable for any model of grinder due to the possibility of mounting on shafts with a diameter of 2.54 and 2.22 cm. The additionally reinforced G / A flange increases the wear resistance of the tool. The coating thickness reaches 10 mm, so they will be able to cut even thick granite tiles.
- long-term operation;
- due to the washer has a universal fit;
- increased cutting speed;
- leaves no chips.
- high price;
- weighs 600 g;
- wetting is not recommended.
Granite-Elite Diam 000202
The second place in the rating is occupied by the product of a domestic company, but it is produced in Korea. The cutting wheel is equipped with 19 teeth, which hardly stand out in front of each other due to thin grooves. The grooves at the end are provided with a spiral rounding to compensate for expansion from heat. This ensures a clean cut without stopping. Diamond tooling is used in desktop machines. Masters in reviews praise him for minimal chips when cutting glossy porcelain stoneware. The disc passes solid material confidently, and even surpasses that of the famous DeWalt in speed.
According to our experts, this is the best disc for a granite goods workshop (monuments, sculptures, fences, etc.). The tooling is designed for cutting large pieces of stone, which it copes with due to the diameter of 25 cm. Due to the work in the cutting machine with the supply of soapy water, the cutting is fast and the metal does not overheat. In addition to granite, the cutting element is suitable for cutting marble, onyx, quartz agglomerate.
- even clean cut;
- hardened steel body;
- ultra-thin section 1.6 mm increases the speed of the process;
- suitable for marble, porcelain stoneware, onyx.
- only for shafts 2.54 cm;
- you can not work dry;
- the diamond edge is not reinforced;
- rotation of no more than 3800 rpm is allowed.
The third place in the ranking was taken by a product from the South Korean brand Keos. The diamond-coated disc is made of tool steel and has a cutting layer of 7 mm. The diameter of the tooling is 11.5 cm. The circle is suitable for operation with angle grinders with a shaft of 2.22 cm. For installation on a thinner one, an adapter ring is provided. The disc is equipped with 18 teeth with grooves, springy shape, which perfectly relieves stress from friction resistance. Additionally, the grooves ventilate the working area, cooling the metal. The forums contain a lot of testimonials from craftsmen praising the cutting element for its accuracy, reliability and long service life.
We included the blade in the rating because it has a soft cut without vibration. The effect was achieved due to the specific design of the expansion joints. Thanks to this, it is easy to work with granite even for a beginner – nothing prevents you from accurately drawing a circle along the intended line, your hands get tired less. We recommend that you pay attention to diamond equipment for those who are engaged in laying thin porcelain tiles.
- relatively low price;
- reliable, does not break;
- does not rust when stored in a damp room;
- sharp cutting part.
- only for thin porcelain tiles;
- adapter sleeve, for installation on a shaft of a different diameter, fits tightly (you have to hammer with a hammer).
The best diamond discs for ceramic tiles
Ceramic tiles are fragile materials that require careful cutting to avoid chipping and chipping. Solid diamond discs and low machine speeds are used to cut the tiles to minimize defects. Here is a ranking of the best cutting wheels in this category.
Hard ceramics (200×25.4 mm) DiStar 11120048015
In the first place in the rating is a product from DiStar, which is a Russian company, but has established production in Ukraine. The product belongs to the professional category and has a diameter of 20 cm. The equipment is installed in tile cutting machines and is suitable for cutting pure ceramics, as well as porcelain stoneware up to 10 mm thick. The manufacturer has equipped the cutting wheel with a diamond sputtering height of 1 cm, so the tooling resource is much longer than analogues. When erasing diamonds, others open in their place, so the quality of cutting does not deteriorate over time.
Our experts rated the disc as the best for cutting out mosaic elements. It easily cuts glass, mirrors, ceramics with a decorative coating, and does not leave even the slightest chipped. The standard bore hole fits all known types of electric tile cutters, so we recommend looking at the product for facade, shower and pool decorators.
- clean cut thanks to the 1.6 mm section;
- suitable for cutting decorative coated tiles;
- able to cut off glass or mirror;
- the diameter of 20 cm allows you to cope with thick tiles.
- revolutions no more than 2860 per minute;
- applicable only with water cooling;
- not cheap.
Ryobi TSB180A1 5132002694
The second place in the ranking of the best was taken by a product from the Japanese corporation Ryobi. The disc has a diameter of 17.8 cm and fits onto the WS721S tile cutter. But users in the reviews suggest that the tooling can be easily combined with any machine tools, even Chinese ones, whose landing shaft is 25.4 mm. If you insert the adapter sleeve, you will be able to use the disc on a manual grinder, but it is not designed for dry cutting, and you will have to water the tile with water. The Japanese manufacturer has provided the wheel with a solid diamond edge to ensure that there are no chips on the fragile glossy surface.
According to our experts, the cutting element has earned a place in the ranking due to its quiet operation. The disc enters the ceramics quietly, which is important for long-term cutting near the residential sector. Even in reviews, the product is praised for the ability to chamfer, which is practical for the subsequent laying of tiles with wide seams. Performing all processes in one circle saves time.
- withstands revolutions of 8500 per minute;
- universal application by cutting method;
- sawing tiles is not noisy;
- compatible with any tile cutter.
- needs to be wetted with a cooling solution;
- diameter loses to the leader of the rating in this category.
Ceramics (180×22.2 mm) DIAM 000211
At this place in the ranking is the diamond cutting wheel from the Diam brand. Domestic goods are produced with a diameter of 18 cm and a thin section of 1.6 mm, providing a neat cut. The cutting edge is solid, so almost no chips are formed during operation. If defects appear, then the masters in the reviews reassure that this is easily covered with putty. By design, the disc is designed for hand-held machines and small machines.
The main advantage of this blade, for which it is placed in the rating, is the ability to dry cut. The rig does not need a forced supply of water for cooling, which makes it easy to use. We recommend taking a closer look at it for those who often work on the road and do not have the opportunity to carry a machine with them. In such a situation, it will be quite possible to get by with a grinder. Another plus of the product is the most affordable price in the rating category.
- attractive cost;
- lightweight – 300 g;
- thin cut line;
- hardy – withstands cutting of more than 200 linear meters of tiles;
- does not warp when wetted.
- reduced layer of diamond dusting;
- applicable mainly for hand-held machines (diameter will not fit into a large machine);
- so that there is no chipping at the end of the slot, you need to drive more slowly or turn the tile face down.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.