Alpha Porcellana Wet Diamond Blade
Alpha Porcellana Wet Tile Saw Blade
The Alpha Porcellana with it's large diamond rim and unique diamond matrix has been referred to by contractors as the best blade to cut porcelain.
i am cutting saltillo tile with a wet saw .what is the best type rim to use?
by kt82 8/15/2015 1:43:58 pm
A continuous rim blade like the Alpha Porcellana Wet Diamond Blade is an excellent choice for cutting Saltillo tile.
Alpha Porcellana 10 inch blade
Had purchased several blades (all supposedly the top of the line per manufacturer) at local stores and was not happy with the chipping I was getting during cuts. I contacted contractors direct and asked if they could recommend a good blade. they responded "Our best diamond blade available is the Alpha Porcellana. Some other well reviewed blades are Pearl DTL10HPXL and Terminator." So I decided to try the Alpha Porcellana. This is by far the best blade I have ever used. Fast cutting, almost no chipping and difficult to tell which side is the cut side. I definitely recommend this blade and thank contractorsdirect for their recommendation.
Best Blade to cut Porcellain
Purchased this specifically for a home project that involved cutting 18x18 tiles (diagonally) - the advertisement "best blade to cut porcelain" was the main driver for this purchase. The blade did not disappoint - clean cuts with no noticeable chipping. In hindsight, I should have purchased the smaller 7" blade (or even 5") instead of the 10" - might have drifted a bit less than the larger blade when making small adjustment cuts.
Overall this is a fantastic blade, much better than the original blade that came with my wet saw. After reading all of the reviews, I expected a blade that didn't chip the tile at all. Granted I was a little disappointed when small chips appeared, but they are dramatically smaller than the original blade. When making small adjustment cuts, it has a tendency to drift, but again much less than the original blade. Let's just say that I would buy one again.
Have mixed feelings about this blade
First of all, this 4-3/8" blade make fantastic glass smooth cuts with no chipping. The bad, the description say it required no dressing, but that does not seems to be in my case. I used it for cutting 18 x 36 porcelain tiles with the Alpha AWS-110 wet saw and rail guide system. The first time, I was impressed how fast it cut the tile, leaving smooth cut. The next few cuts, I had to put more force on the saw to cut into the tile to the point where I fear the tile will crack. The cuts were no no longer straight as the blade had wandered off the mark. I dressed the blade on a concrete paver following the website instructions making a dozen cuts into it. After that, it just barely cut the next tile without too much force. Finally, I reversed the blade, and now it cut much better. Not sure if that is a good thing.
Makes clean cuts, time and time again.
I am using this blade to make 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 tiles from 20 x 20 tiles we had left over from a floor job. The smaller tiles will be used for a back splash and edges will be very visible. We needed clean (not ragged) cuts and are getting this with this blade. I still have more to go, but this blade has out shown any other porcelain blade I have owned.
Not that great.
I read all the reviews of this blade and thought I had found what I was looking for. This blade does not even come close to the raves about. It dulled after the 3rd cut. Maybe my saw needs to be adjusted, I don't know, but I am not happy with this purchase.