The biggest downside to using a dry concrete saw is the huge amount of dust it generates. Said dust not only makes it difficult to see what you are doing but also poses a serious health risk to whoever is using this power tool. Our wet concrete demolition saw does more than just minimize the dust coming from the concrete; it does a lot to control the temperature of the blade that does the cutting.
Dry saw cutting blades quickly heat up due to the massive friction it generates, which poses a huge risk to the users and can damage the blade easily. This is not an issue with wet concrete demolition saws.
Our product also helps keep you productive by providing more accurate cuts to the concrete. Since you do not have to worry about massive dust or the blade getting too hot, there is no need to stop your work all the time to check the saw and the accuracy of the cuts you are making. The result is neater, more accurate cuts and tasks are completed much faster.
Whether you want to create a countertop or expand your sidewalk, cutting concrete yourself may not be as daunting as you imagine. Slicing through slabs thicker than six inches is best left to a pro, but anything less than six inches—a depth that would include most concrete walls, patios, and sidewalks—can be cut by a DIYer with the right equipment and proper know-how.
Any handy homeowner looking to cut concrete needs one crucial tool: a diamond blade. While abrasive blades can cut concrete, they wear out quickly, potentially needing to be replaced multiple times in the course of one project. Abrasive blades may lead you to “force” the saw, a dangerous move that could result in losing control of the saw and suffering a potentially life-threatening cut.
Choose the type of blade you prefer to work with for the job: dry-cutting diamond or wet-cutting diamond. The former works with a circular saw or handheld cut-off saw, although you will want to wet the concrete to minimize the dust that flies while you cut.
Prepare the workspace to keep concrete dust from entering your home. If working in a basement or garage, tape drop cloths to any doors; if outside, ensure that all nearby windows are closed. If close to any air intakes, tape a drop cloth or plastic sheet over them.
Mark the places you want to cut on the concrete slab either using chalk line (good for long, straight edges) or chalk. Apply the line as thick as possible. You’ll ideally run a trickle of water over the concrete as you cut in order to keep airborne dust at a minimum, and you don’t want the line to disappear.
Take every personal safety precaution necessary: Don your heavy clothes, shin guards, knee pads, and steel-toed boots, plus protection for your eyes, ears, and face. Always wear a properly fitting filtration mask. If using an electric saw as opposed to a gas-powered saw, plug the GFCI-protected extension cord into the power source to eliminate power surges, shocks, and overloads, as well as any dangers that come with using a power tool near water.
If possible, position a garden hose to distribute a trickle of water directly over where you will make the cut. When working on a flat, horizontal project like a patio slab, extend the hose to the work area and turn the water on to a trickle, in order to keep the surface damp. Hold the hose in place so that the steady stream flows over your chalked line.
If you have never bought this power tool before, you can give us a call at 02 888 10 333 and ask questions about our product. Our team is ready to help you choose the best power tools and equipment for your needs and budget.