Paver Saw???

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by SOUTHERNGREENSCAPES, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
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    We use EDCO. We have the 14" table saw that can be used wet or dry. You can also hook up a wet/dry vac to it to eliminate dust. Ours came w/ the adjustable stand. Best saw out there IMO.

    Chris
     
  2. SOUTHERNGREENSCAPES

    SOUTHERNGREENSCAPES LawnSite Senior Member
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    thanks guys for the help. i have a few out there and will make a decision soon.
     
  3. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
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    Absolutely right. I've used target tile saws for over 20 yrs and the honda motors long outlast the saw. Stihl for the hand held. Not my fav. but they do the job.
     
  4. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    Our oldest saw is 6 yrs old.

    it's an EDCO.

    so take $2500 and divide that by 6. Not bad, doncha think?

    Now....yes.....we have replaced the Honda engine about 2 times. But that is not EDCO's fault. The dust from the cutting will tear engines up if you do not use water.
     
  5. Total Landscape Solutions

    Total Landscape Solutions LawnSite Member
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    I just bought a used Target Porta Saw last month for 1300. It is in great shape, was rarely ever rented, and cuts great.
    BTW
    Anyone have a favorite 14" table saw blade?
    Mine came with a "Blazer"
     
  6. SOUTHERNGREENSCAPES

    SOUTHERNGREENSCAPES LawnSite Senior Member
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    out side of not having electric available, what is the reason for some of you guys using gas operated table saws??? To me it seems to be a pain having to always start and stop a motor before i make a cut. I have always had electricity available for my installs. Am i missing something?
     
  7. Total Landscape Solutions

    Total Landscape Solutions LawnSite Member
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    Most 14" electric table saws run a 14amp motor. Which upon start up will pull all 15amps available to the outlet and trip the breaker almost every time, if it's a GFCI it will trip every time. Some electric saws also have internal thermal breakers on the engine itself. If you cut dry on a hot day it won't last very long at all. Then your waiting for the engine to cool down before you can start cutting again.
    I got tired of #1 renting #2 overheating and #3 tripping breakers.
    Now I know when I need to cut I'll be able to.
     
  8. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Gas powered table saws cut quicker, allow the use of water for extended blade life, and will never leave you sitting there waiting for the homeowner to come home and reset the breaker, if you can get a hold of them!

    Chris
     
  9. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
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    I remember those days of waiting for the homeowner and sometimes sneaking power from the neighbours! :laugh:
     
  10. ProLandscapes

    ProLandscapes LawnSite Member
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    We have a $4400 Edco and it is an awesome saw. Our paver work shows the precision. If you can afford it the gas model is the sh*t!!
     

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