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Cut Off Saw

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Subicbay, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. Subicbay

    Subicbay LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    Hey Guys,

    Need your advice: We are a Lawn maintenance company but I will have several brick jobs this year, including my own. That said I would like get some paying jobs later in the season & advertise in 2010.

    What stihl cut off saw would you recommend? Thanks!
     
  2. soopa

    soopa LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Messages: 135

  3. Subicbay

    Subicbay LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

  4. Bru75

    Bru75 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 585

    For cutting pavers 14" is plenty.
     
  5. soopa

    soopa LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Messages: 135

    Ya, I really can't see any advantage in paver cutting applications that would offset the added weight/cost of 16" saws/blades. In fact, you'd be at a disadvantage with 16" blades when cutting in-place as you wouldn't be able to cut as tight a radius.
     
  6. Subicbay

    Subicbay LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    That hepls, thanks guys!
     
  7. AllHardscaping

    AllHardscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 77

    14" is all you need. It will let you cut wall block (some) as well. A 16" blade is gong to be harder to get, cost more, and be a harder saw to sell when it comes time to. If you lay pavers and cut in place thna a 12" might be your better option as you can cut a tighter radius with it. For the most part that only comes into play when using circle packages though.
     
  8. Subicbay

    Subicbay LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    Thanks AllHArdscaping,

    I did not think about the resale issue. I will do several paver jobs along with retaining walls, sounds like the TS400 or new TS 420 14" will be my best all around saw. Thanks, guys!
     
  9. Ottawa Hardscaper

    Ottawa Hardscaper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    Have you considered a husqavarna? I normally use a stihl but tried a husky for a couple of cuts and found it to be better balanced and easier site lines mind you i havn't tried the new ts420.
     
  10. Subicbay

    Subicbay LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    No I have not but, I think I will stay with the Stihl. I have 2 dealers very close to me. If I had any issues new or used they would help me out.
    Thanks...
     

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