Asphalt: The Unsung Hero of the Modern World

With World Asphalt Day nearly upon us on the 15th May, we thought we’d take a minute to celebrate asphalt as one of the unsung heroes of the modern world.

This sticky, black concoction is the glue that holds our roads together. This highly viscous semi-solid form of petroleum is primarily used in road construction and acts as a binder, mixing with aggregate particles like sand, gravel, or crushed rock to create asphalt concrete.

It’s tough as nails, and we love it because it creates silky-smooth roads and runways. But Asphalt can be a challenge to cut, with aggregate mixes differing across the country, depending on the geology of the surrounding landscapes and the raw materials from quarry that go into the mix. Asphalt in Birmingham is a very different material from asphalt in Aberdeen!

Diatech’s range of revolutionary cutting blades are designed to tackle these regional variations with our APR20 and AVR20 giving you confidence you’ll get a nice clean cut, no matter what the asphalt aggregate mix.

The Diatech APR20 is ideal for cutting through hot rolled asphalt, with its high-quality segments featuring three drop segments which prevent undercutting. Consistently outperforming expectations, the APR20 is available in six sizes to suit handheld saws and floor saws. Suitable for both dry and wet cutting on hot rolled asphalt, it also works well on tarmac, green concrete and other very abrasive applications.

The Diatech AVR20 is an economical option for those smaller tar patching jobs. The narrow gullets on 22-segment AVR20 asphalt blade give it the edge on its rivals, at a very reasonable price.

Diatech’s blades contain a higher diamond concentration than competitor blades, bringing exceptional hardness and abrasion resistance to their overall performance, meaning you can maintain cutting efficiency over extended periods. Our unique cut ratings are available on every blade so you can easily project the lifetime of a blade and its cutting capabilities.

Our Diamond Promise

  • Diatech’s blades help you work smarter and not harder delivering more cuts per blade than standard industry blades.
  • Next day delivery so you can get on with the job.

Getting the right blade, for the right job, at the right time, will save you both time and money.

Our expert team will help match your job with the best blade and we’ll get it to you next day.

We’re confident that we deliver great products at great prices alongside excellent service and who can ask for more than that?

Give our friendly team a call on 01738 444606 and we’ll get you sorted.