Register free!

Click for Weather
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-26-2011, 08:12 PM
SVA_Concrete's Avatar
SVA_Concrete SVA_Concrete is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 461
Similar to DVS i use an 85 dollar blade I pick up at my local shop, where i buy float pans and trowel blades.

no worries on the blades... if the guys cut a few sticks of rebar or asphalt for a driveway apron, or green concrete.... no biggie.

when we are running a floor saw, i will spend the bigger bucks getting a blade suited for the HP and floor conditions.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always got.
Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2011, 05:30 PM
Gr8WhiteNorth Gr8WhiteNorth is online now
LawnSite Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Manitoba, canada
Posts: 344
Quick cuts = gas powered chop saw/concrete saw
Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2011, 03:22 PM
rlitman rlitman is online now
LawnSite Bronze Member
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Long Island
Posts: 1,025
Originally Posted by SVA_Concrete View Post
no worries on the blades... if the guys cut a few sticks of rebar or asphalt for a driveway apron, or green concrete.... no biggie.
And that's a really good point. Maybe in a stone yard where everything that passes through the machine is controlled, or when a job requires only cutting slots in asphalt for miles, a more specialized blade can pay off in $$/foot.
If you don't always know what you'll be cutting, maybe the cheap generic diamond blades are the best choice.
Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2012, 04:29 PM
latux87 latux87 is offline
LawnSite Member
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 48
Not too revive a dead thread for no reason, but there happens to be a big diff between blades for North of the border, and here in mainland US.

For the most part, in Canada, they tend to have a much harder aggregate, and need a softer bonded blade. Also, due to shipping costs, taxes, and tariffs, you end up paying $30-50 more per blade anyway. There are very few economical blades that actually work in Canada.

As far as here, there are GP blades for everything, and then there are Hardscape GP blades that are good for Pavers, concrete, and Stone. Make sure you're getting the right kind of GP blade....
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:29 PM.

Page generated in 0.06119 seconds with 7 queries