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Western Canada's Official HTC Dealer!

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Star Diamond Tools is proud to announce we are now Western Canada's official HTC Floor Systems dealer! With a complete line of professional concrete grinding and polishing systems, HTC Floor Systems will have the right equipment to help you get the job done quickly and efficiently. Check back soon for a complete list of HTC products available at Star Diamond Tools, or call us today at 1-800-282-6470      

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Own a Rental Company? Time to Diversify!

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The average life of a concrete floor is estimated to be well over 50 years. Because the price of slab replacement is prohibitive, it must be maintained. This means that every piece of concrete must be cleaned, repaired and coatings removed and re-applied many times during it’s life. Ask yourself this question: How many square feet of concrete slab is within a 10 mile radius of my store? Concrete Surface Prep has long been regarded as a specialty business in the Rental Industry. Because of this, most rental companies often would pass on this business as being difficult with high risks and low...

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4 Reasons Why I Choose Star Diamond Tools

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We asked long-time local customer Shane Rondquist at Applied Coating & Restoration why he chooses Star Diamond Tools as his supplier for concrete restoration and industrial coating. Here’s what he had to say: 1. Their dedication to building long-lasting relationships with their customers. “We’ve worked with Star Diamond Tools for over 8 years." 2. Star Diamond Tools Customer Service. “We choose Star Diamond Tools for the amazing service that they provide-nothing else compares.” 3. They have a wide range of products for all your concrete equipment needs. “We use Star Diamond’s concrete grinding tooling and polishing resin pads on all our...

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Diamond Core Drilling Safety

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Diamond Core Drills, commonly used for drilling concrete, can be dangerous if not used correctly. From my years of experience, I have put together a list of tips to make sure you stay safe while operating a Diamond Core Drill. 1. Site Safety Always make sure that the GC has marked the holes to be drilled to avoid liability for hitting any conduits, stress cables or utilities embedded in the concrete. Ensure there is nothing underneath the floor that the core could fall on, once you have drilled through the material. 2. Personal Safety Ensure that you wear the proper...

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Safe Use of Dry Cutting Diamond Saw Blades

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Always Inspect the Blade for damage before installing a new blade or a used blade. Check the Arbor for correct size or for damage. The wrong arbor or a damaged arbor will affect the way the blade will fit on the saw and could result in personal injury. Check the blade core to assure there is no cracking of the steel core at the gullets. Dispose of the blade if cracks appear in the core. Check to assure that the width of the steel core is consistent throughout the blade. If it is thinner underneath the segments (undercut), dispose of...

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