The Hilti DCH 230 and 300 electric diamond cutters reach cutting depths of 3.4 and 4.7 inches, with control systems that regulate motor power to suit the material being cut and the pressure applied to the tool. The units are designed to cut tough materials such as reinforced concrete, granite curbstone, slabs, bricks, metal beams and steel pipes. Because the DCH blades are guided away from the user's body, they are designed to lessen fatigue because the operator can make use of his or her body weight to help guide and control the tool.
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Wacker Neuson's BTS-L3 cut-off saw series' L3 piston has a special graphite surface coating designed to eliminate piston cylinder overheating even during tough continuous operations and provides protection against dirt. The BTS is available in four models with varying cutting depths. The series includes an electronic ignition to facilitate starts, and fingertip throttle control, which operates only when the throttle lock is depressed for added safety to the operator. A silencer muffler quiets the operation, a large double wall nylon fuel tank increases environmental protection and the cooling system features an enlarged feed to optimize the engine's protection against overheating.
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Edco's 18-inch and 14-inch concrete and asphalt downcut and upcut saws are designed for short-run slab cutting, contraction joints, patch repairs in asphalt, traffic loop installation and trenching. The units have wide “T” handles with rubber grips, a heavy-duty arbor shaft assembly and a 7-gauge steel frame and undercarriage designed to eliminate bending and vibration. Solid-steel handles and lifting bail facilitates loading and unloading. The saws are available gasoline-powered or electric.
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Stihl's MS 280 chain saw offers a second chain braking system to stop the chain in less than a second when the rear handle is completely released. Other features include a toolless quick chain adjuster, an advanced anti-vibration system and a carburetor preheat shutter for summer and winter operation. A heavy-duty air filter facilitates longer cleaning intervals between filter changes.
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Husqvarna Construction Products
The K 3000 Wet electric power cutter from Husqvarna is equipped with a newly developed wet-cutting kit that regulates the flow of water and concentrates the spray into a stream and then onto the blade. Specially designed nozzles are housed in specific positions along the blade guard to help keep water flow use to a minimum. Designed for indoor use, the unit features a ground-fault circuit interrupter in case of damage to the electric circuit. An advanced electronic overload protection system varies the rotation speed to warn the user of possible overload.
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General Equipment Co.
Designed to follow random crack patterns in asphalt and concrete surfaces, General Equipment Co.'s CS8 random crack saw utilizes 8-inch diameter, dry cut-type diamond blades to produce smooth-sided cuts for proper crack-filling procedures. Power is supplied by an 11-hp Honda engine equipped with a Cyclone-type air filter system for maximum protection against fine-grain dust contamination. A center-mounted blade configuration lets the CS8 center pivot about its axis to more easily follow random crack patterns. Maximum cutting width is ½ inch and maximum straight-line cutting depth is 1 ½ inches.
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The new Jobsite Miter Saw Stand from Makita adjusts to five positions with a spring-loaded mechanism for quick set-up. The unit has a large platform base and material support extensions with feed rollers to support long crown molding. The stand has a rubberized handle and solid-rubber 12-inch wheels to enhance jobsite portability. The stand is engineered to fit most Makita miter saws, including the new 10-inch Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw.
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Stone Construction Equipment
Stone Construction Equipment has added a diamond saw blade line to complement its Saw Devil masonry and concrete saw lines. The new saw blade line covers the most common sizes for the vast majority of cutting applications. The 26 primarily general-purpose blades in the line fall into two categories: Saw-lect, which is the value line; and Saw-preme, the premium line. Blades range in size from 12 inches to 20 inches, with bond ratings from 3 to 8 to cut brick, block, stone, cured concrete, green concrete, asphalt and asphalt over concrete.
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Chicago Pneumatic Construction Tools
Chicago Pneumatic Construction Tools' hydraulic-powered cut-off saws are designed for cutting concrete, asphalt, cement, brick and steel. The Saw 16 model (pictured) features a 16-inch blade and cuts to a depth of 6.3 inches, while the Saw 14 has a 14-inch blade with a maximum cutting depth of 5.2 inches. The saws feature a direct-drive configuration that provides consistent speed and torque during use, minimizing maintenance. An open cutting face simplifies use, the manufacturer says.
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Doosan Infracore Portable Power
The WS Series concrete saws offer cutting depths from 4.6 to 15 inches with 12- to 36-inch cutting blades. The WS Series saws are designed for contraction and expansion joints, cuts for utility installation, patch repairs in asphalt and concrete, short-run slab cutting, trenching and traffic loop installation. The heavy-duty, 7-gauge steel frame is designed to reduce vibration for straighter, faster cuts.
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The SP 4030 Series walk-behind saw from Sanders Saws is powered by a 31-hp Deutz diesel engine, and is equipped with a fully enclosed self-lubricated blade shaft assembly, requiring no greasing. This feature promotes accurate sawing, precise tracking and prevents premature blade wear. The saw features a 30-inch blade capacity with 12-inch maximum cutting depth, a maintenance-free wheel-drive system and an automatic parking brake system. The unit is designed with anti-vibration console isolators, reducing vibration to the handlebars and the overall machine.
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Bosch's diamond hole saws, designed for hole-cutting in porcelain, granite, marble, ceramic tile and glass uses its new AutoStart system to avoid the possibility of the blade skittering away during start-up. With AutoStart, the pilot hole mechanism and the desired diamond hole saw cup are already in place because of a spring-loaded retractable shaft and a conical carbide tip that creates a tiny indent to ensure the hole saw doesn't skate or walk. Bosch's vacuum brazing process is designed to increase diamond cutting edge life.
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