Concrete cutting saws are used for a wide range of purposes, from its primary purpose of cutting concrete, to drilling holes for masonry. Its maintenance is very important for a good working condition and ease of working. Listed below are just some of the many methods in keeping your concrete cutting saws in their best possible working conditions.
1. Before using the concrete cutting saw, it is best to first understand its parts and how to use it. If you do not have any idea on how to perform the cutting with this tool, hire a professional who does. Concrete is a hard material to cut through and flying debris can come in contact to any part of your body. For a safe cutting process, a complex tool like concrete cutting saws must be handled by a knowledgeable and skilled professional. You can do the cutting by yourself if you have the knowledge on what you are going to do. However, for a faster and better outcome, a skilled operator or a subcontractor can help you with the task.
2. Speed is gold. The blades of concrete cutting saws are different from all other blades due to the diamonds that are embedded on the surface of the concrete blades. Those saws with the traditional blades need more torque in cutting through hard, jagged-edge materials; concrete saws however rely on their speed. This speed, when combined with its diamond-embedded blades, result into cuts that are not only smoother but also sharper. However, these blades usually have labels concerning about the maximum rpm. This is due to the fact that friction, stress and heat are the only factors that can be tolerated by the materials used in creating these tools. Do not go over the standard levels or you increase the risk of damaging the blades and whole tool. This then risks harming yourself as well as others.
3. Utilize the right kind of cutting blade for the task. The dry ones are usually utilized in decorative cutting. They work best for intermittent cutting, creating shallow grooves, and are intended only in handheld, low horsepower saws. For saws that are walk-behind and large, use the wet cutting blades. They usually cut joints that are in a flatwork. Water is needed to cool the continuously heating blade, make it less for breakage or warping. Though it may be okay to use the dry blades with water, but never ever use the wet ones to dry.