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Solid Gold™ Resin Dressing Stone for Diamond Blade

Unleash your true cutting power.

  • Use Solid Gold resin dressing stones to unleash the true cutting power of your worn diamond blades, core bits, hole saws, grinding wheels, and other diamond tools.
  • Larger size: 6-1/4" x 1-3/4" x 1-3/16".
  • Abrasive resin exposes fresh diamond to revitalize cutting performance.
  • Brings dull, glazed over diamond blades, core bits and drill bits back to life.
  • Dressing stones can also be used to smooth rough tile edges without discoloring tile.

Dressing a Diamond Blade

  • The cutting efficiency of any diamond tool will diminish over time.
  • Tile blades and core bits can easily become dirty, clogged and glazed-over when cutting through hard porcelain and other tough materials.
  • Dirty diamond blades and core bits can cause tiles to rub, bounce, burn or chip while cutting.
  • Solid Gold dressing stones effectively remove any glazed-over debris from the tool's diamond matrix and expose clean, sharp diamond that is ready to cut again "like-new".

How to Use a Dressing Stone

  • To dress a diamond blade, begin by making one shallow (~1/8") wet cut into a Solid Gold dressing stone.
  • Slowly deepen the cut until the entire diamond rim makes contact with the resin dressing stone.
  • Repeat this process once or twice to fully clean and dress your diamond blade.
  • To get the most use out of your dressing stone, do not cut any deeper than the total diamond segment height (rim height) of your blade or hole saw.
  • Diamond blades should be dressed every 40-50 cuts to maximize cutting efficiency and prolong blade life.


Question & Answers

how do you dress a diamond blade?

To dress a diamond blade, simply make one or two small cuts into a Solid Gold dressing stone. Do not cut any deeper than the total diamond segment height of your blade. The resinous stone will effectively clean the blade's diamond matrix and remove any glaze or debris to expose fresh, sharp diamond that is ready to cut "like-new".

My blade was cutting great but I tried stacking a few tiles to speed things up and now it cuts really slow and is chipping a lot. Will this stone help?

Inspect the cutting rim of your blade - if diamond is still visible along the edge of the blade it can very likely be dressed and restored.

will this stop my blade from sparking?

Sparking can be caused by many factors including a dull and dirty blade, improper water flow/heat dissipation, the material being cut, and the rate at which you are cutting. Always use a sharp, freshly dressed blade to achieve the cleanest cuts possible. Don't force the tile, let the blade do the cutting.

How do the Solid Gold dressing stones work?

A blade's cutting rim can easily become clogged and glazed-over. Dirty blades can cause tiles to rub, bounce, burn, or chip. Solid Gold resin dressing stones effectively remove glaze and debris from the blade's cutting rim and expose clean, sharp diamond that is ready to cut again "like-new". Many dull or "dead" diamond blades may still have plenty of life left in them - ALWAYS TRY DRESSING YOUR CONDEMNED DIAMOND BLADES BEFORE TOSSING THEM AWAY!

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Based on 9 Reviews

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great suggestion

by - verified purchaser
didnt know about dressing stones until calling contractors direct to order another blade and the customer service rep suggested a solid gold. i was pleasantly surprised to see a big improvement with my old blades and have been regularly using it on my new blade to keep it cutting fast. thanks for recommending this stone.

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worth it

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purchased along with a T3 Razor for porcelain and an Alpha Vetro for glass. the gold is longer than the raimondi stone and requires fewer cuts to successfully dress the blade. worth the few extra bucks for the bigger size and longer lasting resin. A+

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It works

by - verified purchaser
I dress my blades every 40 cuts or so just to be safe and definitely get nicer results and fewer chips after dressing with this stone

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must-have for any real tile setter

by - verified purchaser
so many novices out there wasting money on new blades after theirs becomes glazed over. guys, use a dressing stone!!! seriously, diamond is STRONG and will LAST A LONG TIME. dressing your blade is standard maintenance. i can understand that manufactures usually skip over this important step to get you to buy more blades, but seriously try dressing your blade if it is not performing well before you trash it. these solid gold stones are the best dressing stones i've seen so far and i've been layin tile for over 22 years. not sure what they put in these things but they work exactly as they should

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Solid Gold

by - verified purchaser
I received a sample stone with my last order. It brought 2 of my old blades back to life so I ended up returning the extra blade that I bought. Thanks CD!

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Best dressing stone

by - verified purchaser
These stones work just like the old true blues. Big size lasts longer and keeps blades cutting smooth.

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CLEAN CUTS

by - verified purchaser
this dressing stone actually works as described. dress the blade as soon as you notice any chipping or sloppy cuts and you'll be good to go. i wish i saved all the blades i threw away over the years. highly recommended, especially for any glass block cutting. thanks!

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Good

by - verified purchaser
Noticeably better cuts with my Dewalt XP4 and T3 Razor

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buy this stone

by - verified purchaser
you will thank yourself later. bought it to see what the hype was about but it didnt come with any instructions so i just rubbed it by hand at first but then realized you are supposed to cut into it. i cut 3 small lines into the stone and sure enough my cuts were silky smooth after that. you have the get in a habit of occasionally dressing your blades between cuts they say dress every 40-50 cuts but i dress more like every 20-30 cuts

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