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bad saw!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Frontier-Lawn, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,955

  2. AAXteriors

    AAXteriors LawnSite Member
    Messages: 158

    I've seen the Makita saws similar to this at Homo depot in the rental section. I dont know if it cuts through rebar as that saw does. But one thing i have seen is that the diamond chain is a lot more expensive than the circular blades.
  3. kemmer

    kemmer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 608

    would make a quick job out of cutting wall block
  4. clcare2

    clcare2 LawnSite Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 224

    those chains go for about $450 a piece and they only last for about one job.

    I watched a guy a 15' long by 3' tall hole in a basement not long ago for windows thast were missed on the basement pour. He went through three chains in about an hour and a half.
  5. AJ Lawnscapes

    AJ Lawnscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    Local shop here in town has them.

    My wife works for the shop. I get a 25% discount :)
  6. AAXteriors

    AAXteriors LawnSite Member
    Messages: 158

    Yeah I knew that they were expensive but $450.00 WOW!!!
  7. ChampionLS

    ChampionLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,066

    That's not right. Was he using adequate water with the cutting? Not enough water or choosing the WRONG type of chain for the concrete will wear the chain prematurely. Need a hard segment chain for soft concrete (most likely that in a residential foundation) There should be just as many segments on a chain as there are in a standard 12 to 14" saw blade. Think how many pavers one blade will cut. The chain should last pretty long.

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