The C-40 Band Saw is very fast, quiet and reliable. It removes a thin line of material as it cuts, and is best suited for lapidary work and for cutting thick slabs of glass. It is designed for cutting intricate patterns in hard material, and is used often in industry for cutting exotic materials.
The diamond blade on the band saw is useful for cutting a variety of hard materials. Stone, tile, ceramics and similar materials can be cut as easily as glass. The speed at which the saw cuts will be determined by the thickness and the hardness of the material being cut. Harder materials will wear the blade faster.