A concrete saw is a power tool used to cut concrete, asphalt, masonry and other construction materials.
It can be powered by pneumatic, hydraulic or electrical drives.
They can be, even gasoline or diesel powered too.
There are basically two types of concrete saws, one is hand held and second is walk-behind. The walk-behind ones are heavier in nature and are used for cutting roads, pavements, rocks and other horizontal surfaces.
The handheld concrete saw is used to cut concrete walls, brick walls, and other vertical surfaces especially in houses and buildings during construction and refurbishments. When you use a durable cement mixer, your finished product will be molded very well and will need a quality saw to get through it.
Usually, the handheld concrete saws are very easy to handle and anyone with some amount of experience can use it. While the walk-behind ones require some amount of training and skills to control them.
Usually, these concrete saws have diamond saw blades in order to cut through really hard concrete material.
So, there is usually lot of friction which results in enormous amount of heat generation and needs to be constantly cooled with coolants.
There are many safety related issues associated with them. The saws produce enormous amount of vibration, especially the heavier ones which are gasoline or pneumatic powered.
Therefore it is necessary to take required measures to avoid vibration related musculature disorders.
It is also important to choose the right type of diamond cutters and type of coolants used, depending on whether the concrete is reinforced or not, asphalt type and etc. This is very important in terms of operators and machine’s safety.
Cutting through rocks, stones and bricks can generate huge amount of dust which can cause respiratory diseases if exposed for a prolonged period of time. Click here for our recommended concrete saw.