It may be confusing when selecting your first concrete chainsaw, since different types and models have different specifications, such as maximum cutting depth, linear speed, and many other specifications. An even more basic difference are the differences in power source: there are electric, gasoline engine, hydraulic, and even pneumatic types on the market. Therefore, understanding the differences and limitations of each concrete chainsaw model is crucial for having the best work done on time and on budget.
- WHAT IS A CONCRETE CHAINSAW FOR?
A concrete chain saw is normally used to cut into concrete, stone, brick, pipe, and many other hard materials, and it is a power tool normally used by construction professionals. Due to their inherent design, chainsaws combine an extremely deep depth of cut with a relatively compact overall package. This makes them uniquely suitable for deep cuts where there is only access from one side.
Concrete chainsaws are used where overcuts must be avoided because concrete chainsaws can access areas where usual saws cannot reach. A concrete chainsaw is perfect for cutting precise corners; which is critical for maintaining structural integrity. They’re a great tool for creating openings for installing egress windows and are perfect for cutting in close quarters, such as cutting a concrete pipe in a trench.
Gasoline powered chainsaws allow good mobility, since the power source is self-contained, but they require a lot of maintenance and they can’t be used indoors due to the exhaust fumes. It’s the nature of a gasoline engine that it will only deliver good torque when it’s revving at high rpms, so they bog down easily.
Hydraulic powered chainsaws deliver good power, but the hoses and power pack are quite cumbersome to deploy. The hydraulic power packs themselves can be either gasoline or electric, but either way, they are quite bulky and heavy. Hydraulic chainsaws are especially suited to operating under water.
Electric chainsaws are an excellent choice for all-around use. They’re especially suited to cutting indoors, since there are no fumes. Electrics are the easiest to set up: Just plug it in and it’s good to go. The excellent torque of the electric motor makes the tool resistant to bogging and easy to operate.
A Concrete Chainsaw is the right tool for cutting precise corners and deep cuts. The guide bar plunges straight into the workpiece, which prevents overcuts at the corners. The maximum cutting depth is determined by the length of the guide bar and generally runs from about 300mm (11.8″) to 470 mm (19″) or more. The chainsaw will be the most expensive option per linear meter due to the cost of the diamond chains, and the chains also need to be re-tensioned often. But their unique capabilities make them a very worthwhile tool to have.
- WHICH CONCRETE CHAINSAW MODEL IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
AGP offers Two Concrete Chainsaws: CS11 Concrete Chainsaw and CS18 Concrete Chainsaw.
|CS11 Concrete Chainsaw||CS18 Concrete Chainsaw|
|1. Universal motor with 3200 W which conveniently runs on single phase AC supply.|
2. Up to 300 mm plunge cutting depth
3. Excellent for precise corner cutouts with no over cuts
4. Ideal for cutting concrete pipes
5. Accurate alignment with dual plane horizontal and vertical spirit levels
|1. High-frequency permanent magnet synchronous motor with 6500 W having outstanding power and efficiency.|
2. Water-cooled motor and power converter runs on 3 phase 380 VAC supply, and can also use single phase AC (but at reduced power).
3. Excellent for deep plunge cuts and heavy-duty demands.
4. Constant speed electronics
5. Dual plane horizontal and vertical spirit levels for precise alignment
6. Near to flush cutting possible.
CHOOSE CS11 IF
- You need a saw which is quick and easy to set up.
- You don’t have access to 3 phase electrical supply.
- You are working with materials which are not heavily reinforced and are less than 300 mm thick.
CHOOSE CS18 IF
- You need a lot of power and need to cut a lot of material.
- You are working with heavily reinforced materials.
- You need more than 300 mm depth of cut.
- You need to cut flush.
Please see more details about both models at CS11 Concrete Chainsaw andCS18 Concrete Chainsaw product pages.
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