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Poseidon Industries T-Rex 5 – Combination 5 Axis CNC Bridge Saw and 4 Axis CNC Router

The Poseidon T REX 5 Axis CNC Center is changing the way granite and engineered stone fabrication shops are making stone countertops.

Checkout this video to see how the T-REX Dual Table is capable of cutting or fabricating with no stopping at all.

Specifications and features:

  • 5 Axis CNC Bridge Saw and 4 Axis CNC Bridge Saw
  • Moves pieces around with vacuum lifters attached to spindle unit
  • 5 Axis CNC Profiling Machine and Sculpting Machine
  • Automatic tool changer for Profiling Tools and Saw Attachment
  • POSEIDON Software License Included
  • Blade attachment for 20″ Blade Diameter
  • 24 HP Spindle(40HP Spindle Optional)
  • 20 Tool Spot Tool Magazine
  • Available in Single and Dual Table Models
  • Unique Design for Easy Sawing Capabilities and Profiling Capabilities

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Disco Shogun Blue bridge saw in action

Watch the Shogun Blue 16″ bridge saw blade in action.

“To achieve optimum cutting performance in granite and engineered stone, Disco engineers started with an internal and external design in making the segments. Using “Pattern Flow Matrix,” the diamonds are in rows throughout the segments. There are approximately 19 rows of diamonds across the face of the segments and the same pattern follows through the segments of blade. To hold the diamonds in place, Disco employed a unique formulation of metal powders. This creates a smooth, fast-cutting blade with enhanced blade life. Disco also uses silent blade cores to soften and to lower the noise levels.” – Stone World Magazine

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Aggregate Map – Choosing the right diamond blade

This map shows the basic aggregates found throughout the United States. Make sure the blade you want is specifically designed to cut the aggregate. Choosing the wrong blade will result in poor performance and uneconomical use.


Aggregate Map - USA

Soft – soft limestone, sandstone, dolomite limestone, soft shell

Medium Soft – pit gravel, limestone, dolomite

Medium – medium hard river gravel, medium traprock, decomposed granite, medium crushed gravel

Medium Hard – granite, slate, traprock, basalt, quartzite

Hard – hard chert, quartz, flint rock, hard river rock

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Blade Troubleshooting

Quite a few things can go wrong with your cutting blades. Use this guide to help you diagnose common problems.

First and foremost, always wear safety equipment and follow the manufacturer’s directions.

Segment Cracks
Origin : The blade is too hard given the material being cut.
Solution : Use a softer bond blade (see, What to consider before purchasing a blade)

Origin : wearing away of the steel center faster than the diamond segment.
Solution : Use a lot of water to flush out slurry during the cutting process.

Short Life
Origin : Blades are designed to cut specific materials resulting in the most economical use. General purpose blades may not be the right answer.
Solution : Choose a blade designed for specific material rather than general purpose.

Origin : Not enough water to the blade.
Solution : Roughly two gallons of water is required per minute to properly cool a blade. Make sure that the water hoses are clean and free from blockage.

Origin : Loss of power from improper voltage or loose drive belts.
Solution : Make sure you have followed the manufacture’s directions.

Origin : Worn mounting arbor, misaligned shaft and bad spindle bearings.
Solution : Always replace defective parts as soon as you notice them.

Arbor Hole out of Round
Origin : Blade collar is not properly tightened, permitting blade to either rotate or vibrate on shaft.
Solution : Make sure the blade is adequately secured – wrench tighten arbor nut.

Origin : Blade not properly clamped – worn or dirty blade collars.
Solution : Keep the blade collars clean and tighten the arbor nut properly.

Origin : Blade not properly mounted.
Solution : Make sure the blade is mounted properly on the diameter of the shaft before tightening the arbor nut.

Loss of Tension
Origin : Overheated blade core.
Solution : Provide a proper amount of water to both sides of the blade. Check that water flow is not obstructed.

Origin : Blade spinning on arbor causing overheating.
Solution : Tighten the flange nut to make sure the blade is securely clamped.

Origin : Blade core overheating caused by blade core rubbing on the side of the material being cut.
Solution: Properly align saw to permit straight cutting. Avoid twisting the blade in the cut. Make sure the shaft RPM is correct.

Origin : Unequal pressure at blade clamping collars.
Solution : Blade clamping collars should be identical in diameter and the recommended size.

Blade Wobbles
Origin : Blade is mounted on a defective saw.
Solution : Check the saw for bad bearings, bent shaft and worn mounting arbor.

Origin : Blade is not run at the correct operating speed.
Solution : It is very important to use the blade at only the recommended RPM. Use a tachometer to check RPM.

Origin : Blade collar diameters are not identical. This creates uneven pressure on the blade.
Solution : Make sure collars are identical.

Segment Loss
Origin : The material was not held firmly causing the blade to twist or jam.
Solution : Make sure the material properly clamped and held firm.

Origin : Overheating due to inadequate water. This is usually associated with blade discoloration.
Solution : Provide adequate water to both sides of the blade.

Origin : Defective blade collars cause the blade to flutter in the cut and fail to provide perfect alignment.
Solution : Clean foreign material from blade collar surfaces, or replace collars.

Origin : Blade is too hard for the material being cut.
Solution : Only use a blade recommended for the material being cut.

Origin : Improper blade tension produces high pressure on the segments and subsequent failure of the weld.
Solution : Make sure you are running the blade only at the correct speeds.

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What to consider before purchasing a diamond blade

In order to purchase the best blade for the job and avoid the frustration of buying the wrong tool, break it down;

  • What material are you cutting? Quartzite, granite, marble, engineered stone or a combination of stone.
  • Abrasive quality of the material being cut.
  • Do you require a dry or wet cutting method?
  • Considering the equipment you use is very important.
  • Speed of saw – do not exceed the specified RPM.
  • Job size and depth of cut.

All in all, by choosing a blade that is correctly calibrated for the material being cut will not only provide the desired results, but also save a lot of money and unnecessary down-time.

For example, undercutting is common when using blades on abrasive materials. As the metal core of the blade erodes, undercutting occurs. Undercut protection will therefore extend the life of the blade.

Soft materials on the other hand, tend to wear down blade segments faster. In this instance you would want a harder metal mix in the segment.

A lot of research and development has gone into cutting blade technology. Speak with an expert at Absolute Black Diamond if you are not sure.


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The incredible cutting power of diamond wire

Absolute Black Diamond - The World of Stone FabricationFrom the quarry to the finished product – the cutting power of diamonds makes it all possible. Stone fabrication supply is all about producing tools with the finest diamonds to get this very tough job done. We at Absolute Black Diamond are very discerning about the quality of tools we supply to the industry.

Watch this diamond wire cut through a massive block of stone with ease…