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ICS Concrete Chainsaws, Like a Hot Knife through Butter

Diamond Concrete Chainsaws

The World of Concrete is just a couple weeks away and one of the most functional but underutilized concrete tools is the Concrete Chain Saw. The down side for these saws is that the chains are a bit pricey, we won’t disagree it is definitely cheaper to use a standard circular diamond saw blade. However a handheld 14” cut-off saw ($699-$1199) can only cut into material with a depth of 5”. The smallest (& cheapest) diamond chainsaw 680ES-12 ($1399) can actually cut a full 12” depth of concrete and these saws can go all the way up to 25” cutting depth. It can be a little misleading, side by side, 14” cut-off saw next to a 14” chain saw, while the measurements in the titles are the same these tools are very different. (more…)

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ICS New Utility & Metal Cutting PowerGrit Chain for Concrete Chain Saws

ICS PowerGrit

For a long time ICS Bestway has been the leader when it comes to concrete cutting chains saws. These saws use diamond segmented chains to cut strait through concrete like a hot knife through butter and can do so on up to 25” thick. There really is not better way to make these types of cuts however the diamond chains are pretty pricey even when compared to conventional diamond circular saw blades.  This is probably why you don’t see them used more often however the good news for this technology is that manufactured diamond are getting cheaper each day and with ICS’s new PowerGrit diamond chains it really opens up a whole new market for these concrete chain saws. Instead of embedding the diamonds in the segment the PowerGrit segments braze the diamonds to the outside. We’ve seen this with the other Metal Cutting Diamond Blade that fit onto grinders or chop saws. This means these chain saws can now cut ductile pipe, cast iron, pvc, concrete and just about anything. (more…)

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