iQ Power Tools, manufacturer of power tools with integrated dust collection systems, has introduced another innovative product to their growing tile line. The firm now brings to market a new 10” blade for its iQTS244 saw; specifically engineered to cut softer materials. Incorporating the latest in diamond technology, the Q-Drive blade is designed specifically for "soft materials" such as marble, limestone, travertine, cultured marble and onyx. The blade's diamond pattern, combined with an added flange, allows for thinner cuts than standard blades. This flange reinforces the blade’s tension with increased stability, while maintaining a thin, precise cut.

Made possible by strong jobsite experience and subsequent testing, iQ’s “Cool Cut Technology” is a proprietary composition of diamond concentration, metal type and flange thickness that cuts cool while reducing vibration and movement. This technology, combined with the built-in vacuum (found on all iQ saws) keeps the blade cool during cutting, reducing warping and wandering. Most noticeably, the blade actually stays cool to the touch.

Because the saw's vacuum system removes any cutting debris, the blade is not regrinding the same material, thus reducing friction and heat.

“iQ Power Tools listens to the market and the provides problem-solving tools,” commented Sarah Williams, iQ’s marketing director. “Our customers work with a variety of different materials, both hard and soft. This new blade provides them with more choices when dry cutting. They can easily DRY cut materials; indoors or out… saving time and money!”

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