MK Diamond Products, based in Torrance, Calif., has developed a diamond blade, using the company’s vacuum-brazed technique that will cut virtually anything found at a fire scene.
The new blade is useful tool for firefighters, rescue workers, Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) teams and law enforcement.
The Fire Tiger Tooth blade can cut masonry, wood, rebar, roofing, steel, corrugated roofing, wood and virtually everything on a fire scene, according to the maker.
Typically, most blades are limited to cutting a specific range of materials. For instance, abrasive wheels are needed for cutting steel, diamond blades for cutting concrete, tile, stone and masonry material, according to MK Products. Steel and carbide toothed blades are used for cutting lumber and wood products. The new blade will cut all materials and is available in diameter from 4- to 14-inch for use on hand grinders, circular saws, and gas-powered cut off saws.
According to the maker, firefighters have used the Fire Tiger Tooth blade for cutting ventilation holes in roofs and cutting Nader bolts on cars during rescue operation.
The blade can also be used to cut padlocks, steel doors, chain link, metal hinges and harden stainless steel and other materials for forced entry.
MK Diamond Products is a family-business founded 1868 by Joseph Musto, a fifth-generation Italian stone-cutter and tile setter.
For information call 800-421-5830 or go to www.mkdiamond.com.