We don’t get around to cutting much stone or masonry around the Toolmonger shop, but these Turbo Rim diamond blades interest us. Makita says their slick, no-segment design provides constant contact with material and delivers a smoother finish than segmented blades.
It’s hard to believe that such a small change as a solid rim can make such a big improvement, but we’ve seen them tucked into quite a few stone and masonry saws on jobsites where hardcore cutting is going down. We’ve talked to guys who swear by them — and others who just shrug and say their segmented blades have always worked fine.
What do you think? Are these smooth operators already entrenched as the best way to go? Or do all the blades cut about the same, as long as the heat’s whisked away? Let us know in comments.