This is our thinnest blade and only cuts forward and backward. It can grind slightly left and right, but take your time and it will turn on a dime or smaller. Its action is just like that of a band saw but infinitely better in that you rotate the material into the blade as you are cutting but you can in the middle of the cut without binding and head off in any direction either backwards or forwards.
This blade was developed for slicing material quickly with a thin kerf (.040, 1mm). Also, it has finer diamond so the cut is even smoother than all the other blades except for the dichroic blade. This blade can turn on a dime and do very intricate designs once you get used to it. Glass fusers love it.
Blade Shape: Flat .040 width x .150 length.
Grit is fine.
Material Thickness Capacity: 3/4", normal use is for slicing thin wafers in rods and pattern bars, and scroll cutting of fused glass up to 3/8" thickness.
Average Blade Life: 50-100 hours
For use with the Slicer Cartridge 0518.