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Will Any Chop Saw Do?

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Nullqwerty, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. Nullqwerty

    Nullqwerty LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

  2. StoneFaced

    StoneFaced LawnSite Member
    Messages: 201

    It may be capable of cutting pavers, however it probably wouldn't take too long before the dust burns up the motor. Hitachi makes great saws, they came out w/ the first slide arm compound miterbox saw. I bought one back around 92 when the price was about$750, I've put a lot of miles on it and still use it today. Your best bet is to rent a wet saw if your not able to buy one. You could buy the blade and just rent the saw...rentals can sometimes get a premium for blade usage & they are much less expensive to buy now than they were years ago...like most things made in china. I just bought a 14" diamond blade for $65, and the life isn't all that bad either.
  3. Nullqwerty

    Nullqwerty LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    Cool! Thanks! I would have been bummed if it killed the saw. I'll look into rentals for the time being.
  4. 2low4NH

    2low4NH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NH
    Messages: 1,890

    wood saws will handle ctting concrete products bt only for a few months. We use skillsaws all the time with 7" blades for cutting block/brick etc. It works bt the bearings go very quickly.
  5. Crusher Run

    Crusher Run LawnSite Member
    Messages: 76

    Is it more economical to burn through a cheap saw every few months?
  6. 2low4NH

    2low4NH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NH
    Messages: 1,890

    for us yes. we burn up alot of saws mstly because we cant do wet saws from lack of running water. we are on a job now where we are ctting 6" slabs of granite with our big cut off saw that runs a 14" blade we are killing a blade a week at $120 a blade. I have found that makita holds up the best and they are cheap. best bet is get a small wet saw. dry cutting kills your lungs anyway
  7. 2brothersyardcare

    2brothersyardcare LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,116

    i scribe the stuff then do a small cut then have someone spray it down with the house

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