Does anyone know how to successfully sawn stone with a band mill? We have a Woodmizer we donít use much anymore and have an opportunity to saw some stone veneer slabs. Nothing real wide, 6"-12" wide stone, and they want to cut a 3"-4" slab off the stone. Itís mostly soft stone like limestone and sandstone. Can you get a diamond bandsaw blade and do this?
(Sawing and Drying Forum)
From contributor X:
You can get a diamond-tipped blade for your WM for starting less than $300. I have never used one and don't know the ins and outs but I looked into one time for the very reason you're contemplating.
Based on my very brief research on it a few years ago, the guy I talked to at mentioned I needed one with gullets, not the continuous edge. You'll want to make sure your coolant system is working properly too but I never really researched what is the best coolant to use - I'd guess plain old soapy water.