TYPE OF AGGREGATE
There are many different types of rock used as aggregate, the Mohs scale is frequently used to measure aggregate hardness.
Most aggregates fall into the 2 to 9 range on the Mohs scale.
SIZE OF AGGREGATES
The size of aggregate affects diamond blade performance. Large aggregates tend to make a blade cut slower. Smaller aggregates tend to
make a blade cut faster. The most common standard sizes of aggregate are:
Pea Gravel Variable in size, usually 3/8"or less in diameter
3/4 inch Sieved size of 3/4" or less
1-1/2 inch Sieved size of 1-1/2"or less
Heavy steel reinforcing tends to make a blade cut slower. Less reinforcing tends to make a blade cut faster. Light to heavy rebar is very subjective term.
Light Wire mesh, single mat
Medium #4 rebar every 12" on center each way, single mat wire mesh, multi-mats
Heavy #4 rebar every 12" on center each way, double mat
Post time: Dec-23-2021