Gemini Slicer 80 Grit Blade Kit
Slicer Blade - (part #1049) 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) and it is the blade we recommend for use with the Super Slicer, (a jig for slicing pattern bars and rods into thin repeatable wafers). Also it has finer diamond so the cut is even smoother than all the other blades except for the dichro blade. Use this blade with the heavy duty flocked belt to avoid splitting. This blade can turn on a dime and do very intricate designs once you get used to it. Glass fusers love it.
Tutorial on how to replace a blade
Gemini Taurus 3 blades - FYI - Important Information:
1) All blades cut the same materials: glass, tile, stone, shell, nonferrous metals, hard plastics such as acrylic and lexan, and anything that has a similar density to these materials.
2) All blades use the same belt and grommets. Blades are interchangeable with the same belt and grommets and do not need to be changed unless they are excessively worn.
3) Always let the blade do the cutting. Forcing the blade through the material in a hurry will not only cause a slower cut but can also shorten the blade life. There is an optimum speed for each blade with each material; you can feel it while you are cutting. Sensitivity to this issue promotes long blade life. Find that cutting point at which you get maximum cutting speed with minimal pressure.