The 7 Best Masonry Blades

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This wiki has been updated 29 times since it was first published in March of 2017. Specially designed for use on hard materials, including granite, brick, and concrete, these masonry blades are essential for professional contractors laying tile or pavers, or installing countertops. The models on this list come in different sizes and with varying capabilities and features, such as diamond-coated and hardened steel teeth. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. DeWalt DW4725 4-1/2-Inch

2. Bosch DB1041S

3. Concord Blades SSB120C15CP Premium

Editor's Notes

September 03, 2019:

Like circular saw blades, those made for masonry work come in a wide variety of sizes and shapes. They feature hardened steel teeth for evenly slicing through even the toughest of workpieces. Joining the list in this update is the Bosch DB1041S, which features a segmented design for long-term performance, along with evenly distributed, industrial-grade diamonds for precision cutting. Its tensioned steel core provides reliable stability. It’s a practical solution for general-purpose cutting tasks, and it’s ideal for work with pavers, soft brick, concrete, and ceramic or stone tiles.

Entering the top spot is the DeWalt DeWalt DW4725 4-1/2-Inch, a diamond-edged blade geared toward efficient removal of material, and it will hold up well under extensive use. You’ll reap the benefits of a high cutting speed and minimal dust production, thanks to its thin kerf design.

Leaving the list in today’s update is the Zenith Industries ZN180008, due to issues with durability. Whichever blade you choose, make sure it’s compatible with your saw. For your own safety, always wear adequate eye protection and follow all instructions and safety warnings provided by the manufacturer of your blade and your saw. Always unplug your machine when you're changing accessories or performing any maintenance to it.

Special Honors

Warrior Half-Moon This tough blade is great for masonry and corner work, and it works with your multifunction power tool to remove grout or to cut plastics, wood putty, drywall, cement boards, glue joints, ceramic tiles, and more. Its universal arbor is compatible with machines from various manufacturers, including Bosch, Craftsman, Rockwell, and Fein MultiMaster. It features a premium, diamond-coated outer edge for long life.

4. Makita A-94552 Turbo

5. Whirlwind USA LSS 8 Inch

6. DeWalt DW3521B5

7. Evolution Power Tools 185BLADEDM

Karen Bennett
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