The wear of a brazed diamond wheel with diamond grits covered with brazing alloy was investigated in comparison with a traditional brazed wheel whose grits were without covering. The two wheels were brazed in vacuum furnace and grits on one of them were overlaid with a thin layer of brazing alloy. The wear of the two wheels was tested through grinding of granite, during which grinding forces were measured and the wear states of diamond grits were observed. It is shown that grits covered with brazing alloy exhibited stronger self-sharpening ability and fracture resistance. Therefore, the wheel with covered diamonds performed lower grinding force and better wear performance.