Experience with diamond vs carbide Sonicrafter?

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Old 05-24-17, 09:39 AM
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Experience with diamond vs carbide Sonicrafter?

I have an original Rockwell Sonicrafter and am using a diamond blade for grout, which I would rate as ok. This blade costs $50 retail and I can't find it on the internet. There is a 3 pc carbide tile set from Multi Fit for $20. Has anyone used both for a comparison?
 
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Old 05-24-17, 10:26 AM
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I don't have the sonicrafter, but have another brand. I use the diamond blades for cutting or notching glass tile. But for removing grout I use a carbide blade and it works fine. It will always be a bit of a slow go either way.
 
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Old 05-24-17, 10:36 AM
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It will always be a bit of a slow go either way.
Agreed. A multi-tool will not make the job much easier. You might want to try a combo of tool and grout saw. $50 is too much for a blade. You can buy a 12V Craftsman tool with quite a few blades included for about 60.

The only blades I splurge on are the original Fein blades that cut wood, metal and plastic. $15.00.
 
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$50.00 for one blade! There about $10.00 on Amazon.
 
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Old 05-24-17, 08:18 PM
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I'll double check that price. I have had it for several yrs and am very careful with it. We have a hardware store in Boulder that just doesn't exist many places any longer. If they don't have it, it doesn't exist. However, they don't compete on price.
 
 

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