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Jun2016
Top 3 Tips For Using Concrete Saw Efficiently
Whether you want to redesign an existing concrete construction, removing a part of it or building one, concrete cutting is inevitable. And making precise and clean cuts in concrete structures isn’t as easy as just holding a saw and start making cuts on own. It is a specialised job that demands specific skills and knowledge.
In this post, we have brought you some useful tips to help you cut concrete efficiently.

Select The Right Saw For The Job

concrete sawing process

In order to efficiently making concrete saw cuts, first and foremost thing to ensure is the selection of right type of concrete saw.  Regarding of the fact whether you are buying or renting a concrete saw, the success of your concrete cutting project heavily rely on the selection of concrete saw. Finding a right saw will let you cut heavily reinforced concrete and any other construction material by merely changing the cutting blades.

Following Are The Four Most Commonly Used Saws

  • Wet Saws: A light stream of water is shot on the area of the concrete structure to be cut to keep it wet and clearly see how you are cutting it. They make use of water while cutting through the material to control dust and ensure clean cutting.
  • Diamond Saws: Concrete saws with diamond blades or bits make the most accurate and cleanest cuts that give a professional finish to the job. Diamond saws are commonly used to make attractive cuts in a decorative concrete project.
  • Walk-Behind Saws: When there is need to remove the entire wall, slab or any large size of structure, these saws can accomplish the job more speedily than other saws.
  • Handheld Saws: They are used to make challenging corner cuts and flush cuts.

Now you probably know which saw best suits your concrete cutting needs.

Replace The Blade In Timely Manner

concrete diamond blade

If your blade is dull, it can increase the risk of fracturing the concrete while you cut it. Dull blade can easily heat up the saw during the cutting operation which can considerably impact on its life expectancy. It also leads to more production of dust while concrete cutting.
If you see any sign of damage on the blade, it is wise to swap it immediately with a new blade. If you are going to need the blade again and again for different concrete cutting projects, it is recommended that you spend more getting a heavy duty concrete cutting blade so you can keep the frequency of changing blade to the minimal.

Get The Blade-Stock Ready

equipment for concrete sawing

There is no one-blade-fits-all thing in the concrete sawing niche. Different types of projects need different blades. For example, if you are working in a area where dust control is a main requirement, wet blades are a best choice. And if you want to efficiently cut through reinforced concrete, diamond blades are a perfect choice.

For uninterrupted workflow, we recommend you to pack as many different blades as your budget permits. Make sure you have enough stock of blades handy to you at the work site. Otherwise if any blade is damaged or worn out during the cutting operation, it can put the project on hold.

Hope you will consider these tips for your next concrete cutting project.
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