28th April 2017
Test Zone - BRAND NEW X-Tech Tile & Porcelain Blade
Abracs brand new for 2017 X-Tech Tile and Porcelain Materials Blade has now replaced the standard Continuous Rim Tile Cutting blade from our range. The new blade is thinner for improved speed and accuracy, has a strengthened core for stability & precision and features the all important X-Tech cutting rim which gives efficient cooling throughout the cut as well as leaving a very smooth surface on the application material. Blades which do not feature the X-Tech design simply cannot compete when it comes to Tile and Porcelain cutting.
The blade is suitable for a wide range of materials and is extremely popular in the industry. After many months finalising development Bruce Bellinger our resident product expert tested the blades on a wide range of applications under test conditions and has reported the following. “The new blade is a massive step up in performance and lives up to its Expert rating. For a Diamond Blade that is only 1.7mm thick for the 115mm and 2.2mm thick for the 180mm & 230mm sizes they are extremely rigid due to the reinforced raised centre. This leads to a very precise and clean cut which is perfect for not chipping expensive tiles. The “X Tech” design on the profile of the segment has multiple benefits. It helps keep the blade cool but the main benefit is it leaves an almost polished finish as it cuts. The blade also has cooling holes adjacent to the segment as an additional cooling feature.
I have used this blade on a wide variety of materials including Porcelain, Marble, Sandstone, Ceramic, Limestone and Slate, it performed incredibly with no splitting or chipping on any material, just a consistent straight and clean cut. The blades also come with a 25.4/22mm reducer pre-installed adding to the versatility of the blade so it can be mounted on a hand held grinder or a tile cutter” Find the full range on page 51 of our 2017 V4 Catalogue.