There are many types of concrete saws and concrete cutting tools in particular, the building industry has a great need for them. Below are some of the basic types of concrete saws and the basic care and maintenance of this power tool.
TYPES OF CONCRETE SAWS
There are different types of concrete saws with each type of meant for different applications. So depending on what you intend you use your concrete saw for or in what way you intend to use it, there will be a concrete saw out there that will perfectly fit your needs.
FLAT AND PUSH SAWS
Flat saws are concrete saws that are used horizontally to cut through flat pieces of concrete, hence the name. Ideal for cutting through sections of damaged pavement, these saws may also be used for cutting through asphalt, concrete flooring, pavers and bricks. Push saws on the other hand are similar to flat saws and are used in areas where flat saws have difficulty accessing. This kind of concrete saw is typically a lot smaller and more maneuverable.
As the name suggests wall saws are used primarily for cutting through concrete walls but may also be used on other surfaces. A wall saw uses track mounted machinery in which the track is mounted on the wall and the machine is run back and forth to cut the wall or any other surface. Wall saws are commonly used for creating openings such as window and door openings. They may also be used to create partitions to limit demolition areas.
Wire sawing is ideal for cutting through large sections of concrete such as sections of piers and bridges. Diamonds are embedded a strand of multiple cables. The cables are then pulled back and forth across the material being cut by a series of pulleys.
Imagine a normal hand held chain saw, except that the chains have synthetic industrial grade diamonds embedded onto them. Concrete chain saws are usually used in tandem with wall saw to avoid the over cutting that sometimes happens with larger wall saws.
Hand saws compose of a large circular blade mounted onto a hand held sawing device. This kind of concrete cutter is ideal where portability is required.
CARE AND MAINTAINANCE of CONCRETE SAWS
Given the nature of their use, concrete saws face quite a lot of wear and tear. This is especially true if they are used on a daily basis like in construction or demolition. To keep concrete saws in tip top shape it is important to observe proper care and maintenance. For dry cutters, air cleaner maintenance is crucial because of all the dust flying around while using the machine. Lodge dirt and dust could damage your belts and bearings. For wet cutters it is important to keep the water flowing. The water will prevent dust from accumulating and prevent the blade from overheating. This is important because overheating can ruin the blades and could warp and ruin the cut. MK Diamond Australia has some of the best quality concrete saws out there and these machines will be able to stand the test of time given you practice proper maintenance.