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Our Story

The Cutting Edge of Diamond Tooling

We are passionately committed to the relentless advancement of stone fabrication technologies to develop innovative solutions that improve efficiency, increase output and grow your business.

From Humble Beginnings

Terminator D.I.A. founder Vincent Salemi began as an Italian immigrant with a passion for working with his hands. This enthusiasm to be a craftsman led him to opening a small stone fabrication shop in 1978. From the ground up, Vincent spent the next 24 years dedicating his life to perfecting his skills and contemplating ways to improve the quality and efficiency of his work. In 1993, seeing a need for innovation and better cost-effective tooling, Vincent launched Terminator D.I.A. Diamond Products, Inc. located in San Carlos, CA.

Right away CDIA received a reputation for producing high quality, dependable segmented and continuous rim blades. In 1997, Vincent went on to trademark TERMINATOR® the popular brand you have come to know.

Still family owned and operated, TERMINATOR's® mission is to be the foremost manufacturer and supplier of the world’s finest diamond tooling products, technologies and solutions.