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Published on 12/13/2019

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Spyder Diamond Edge Universal Cut-Off Wheel

A Pro Tool Review


 

Spyder Diamond Edge Universal Cut-Off Wheel

 

Source : Protool Reviews

Spyder Diamond Edge Universal Cut-Off Wheel

 

Accessory Reviews December 6, 2019  

 

Spyder Diamond Edge Universal Cut-Off Wheel Powers Through the Daily Grind

 

Spyder recently released its Diamond Edge Universal Cut-Off Wheel, a 4-1/2″ abrasive wheel that has no problem tearing through just about any material without losing diameter. We got our hands on it and cut through a variety of metals to see how well it performs.

 

Pros

  • Lasts up to 100x as long as bonded abrasives
  • Doesn’t lose diameter over its life
  • More stable cutting
  • Lower cost per cut than bonded abrasives
  • Lower cost than Lenox MetalMax

 

Cons

  • Higher initial cost than bonded abrasives ($7.50 per wheel)
  • Cuts slower than abrasive wheels

 

Recommendation

Buy it if you’re looking for extremely long life from your cut-off wheels or overall cost savings. Pass if cutting speed is your number 1 priority. 

 

Using the Spyder Diamond Edge Universal Cut-Off Wheel

As the name might suggest, the Spyder Diamond Edge Universal Cut-Off Wheel’s primary feature revolves around its diamond abrasive edge that makes it suitable for cutting just about any material. It can tackle concrete, masonry, aluminum, ceramic tile, stainless steel, cast iron, rebar, composite, pipe, asphalt, and any ferrous metal.

We used the cut-off wheel on metal—cutting through rebar, medium-wall pipe, and angle iron. If you’re going to tackle any concrete cutting/scoring, keep OSHA’s silica dust regulations in mind.

Spyder Diamond Edge Universal Cut-Off Wheel

One of the things we really like about moving away from the bonded abrasive is how much more stable diamond wheels are. Spyder’s shatter-resistant steel core also won’t blow apart like conventional bonded abrasive wheels, making these wheels safer to use, especially when you’re training up new guys and gals.

Rather than grinding away slowly like a bonded wheel, these keep their 4-1/2″ diameter throughout the life of the wheel. And because the diamond abrasive doesn’t wear away with each cut, there’s less dust and debris while you use it.

Spyder Diamond Edge Universal Cut-Off Wheel

While all of that is great, there is a trade-off to consider. Our bonded abrasives are faster cutting than this Spyder (or any other) diamond wheel. It’s the nature of the beast, but one that we’re generally willing to make.

If you do a ton of serial cutting every day, it’s something that might legitimately slow you down on a cut-by-cut basis. You’ll make some of that time back by not changing wheels as often, though.

 

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