A great deal of care and attention goes into the manufacturing of diamond cutting tools. The last operation carried out before a tool leaves the shop is to inspect the cutting edge at 800x magnification. It is then sealed in a protective coating and boxed for shipping.
The following precautions will prevent damage and extend the life of the cutting tool:
- Do not remove the cutter from its box until you are ready to use it. Unprotected, the diamond can easily be damaged. Diamonds are extremely brittle.
- Always use the box provided to store and ship diamond cutters. This box provides the best protection against damage. It is important to keep a cutter in the box it came in, not only for protection, but also because the box is marked with information about the tool.
- Never touch the diamond. Do not remove protective coating from tool, until it is installed. When setting a new tool, recheck depth with indicator tool provided with machine.
- Do not alter inserts (PCD and Diamond) height. There is no need to adjust the heights between the PCD and the diamond. Check machine manual for correct recommended depths of cutting.
- Change tools before they become too worn. This will extend the life of the tool. We recommend purchasing a second tool with each machine, which will provide a backup tool to use when a tool is being sharpened.