The sound of a chainsaw cutting through wood may be familiar to you. However, there are chainsaws that can cut through concrete, brick, and stone too. A concrete chainsaw is a convenient power tool suited to construction.
This chainsaw is similar to a regular chainsaw, except for the cutting edge which is made of diamond. Water is used instead of oil as a lubricant to avoid friction. A concrete chainsaw used in construction can help avoid damage to the surrounding structure.
Concrete chainsaws are available in a number of types and sizes. Some are made smaller and are ideal for lightweight applications such as concreting around the home. The larger ones are used in commercial applications. They can operate on gasoline,electricity, or hydraulics.
Diamond chains are used in concrete chainsaws and its longevity depends on the type of material being cut and the chain type. The guide bar life lasts for two to three chains. A diamond chain on a concrete chainsaw does not experience much rotational kickback as long as firm footing and a two-handed grip is maintained for chain saw safety.
They are usually categorized as walk-behind saws, and smaller hand help types. A walk behind concrete chainsaw enables the operator to stand behind the saw and direct the blades to the point that needs to be cut. Road construction crews that break up pavement pieces usually use this type of concrete chainsaw.
The smaller hand held concrete chainsaws also come in various sizes according to the type of application they are used for. They can be used to cut through stone, walls, asphalt, and in overhead cutting jobs. The chainsaws can make cuts from 4 inches to 10 inches with blades of 12 inches to 18 inches in diameter.
1.Husqvarna K970 Concrete Chain Saw
K970 Concrete Chainsaw from Husqvarna is ideal for corner cutting, stone and monument work, general concrete cutting, pipeline cutting, demolition work and much more. This gas chainsaw comes with a diamond chain. This concrete chainsaw offers you better control against vibration, and cutting sharp corners is easily achieved. This Husqvarna chainsaw is versatile, convenient to move around, and easy-to-use.
If you need to cut through 15″ thick walls, the K970 can do the job for you with ease. The air filters consists of three separate systems to separate dust particles and prevent dust from entering the engine.
This model is fitted with SmartCarb, a unique carburetor that can automatically adjust the fuel to air ratio as the air filter is used, leading to lower fuel consumption.
Starting is made easy with the DuraStarter™ starter cord. The clutch bearings are self-lubricated for longer life. The distance between the handles is large in order for the operator to gain better control.
2.Makita EK7301X1 14-Inch Power Cutter with Diamond Blade
The Makita EK7301X1 Concrete Saw includes 14-Inch Diamond Chain that is meant for concrete cutting jobs. It also features a multi-chamber air filtration system that provides extra protection for the engine.
The Makita EK7301X1 is versatile, and can be used for a wide range of concrete and masonry cutting jobs.
A Concrete chainsaw requires handling by skilled operators. It is recommended that you wear protective gear at all times including a helmet, gloves, ear muffs, and safety glasses when operating a concrete chainsaw.