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THE 2 BEST CONCRETE SAWS

Published January 8, 2019 by Wesley Perierra

Much Thanks To Wesley For This Great Guest Post

So, a little backround first. I have been doing masonry and stonework since 2002. My typical jobs include the following; installing natural stone veneer, bluestone patios, limestone and bluestone steps, foundations and blockwork, chimney construction and repair, front walkways, belgian block curbing, concrete sidewalks, paver walkways and patios. I use concrete saws on a daily basis. I have used many different saws over the years, including just a circular saw with a diamond blade on it (not recommended on a daily basis). For some lighter materials, such as thin stone veneer, pretty much any saw will get the job done. When you are dealing with hard materials like concrete, bluestone, belgian block, or some really hard full bed depth stone veneer, you need a really strong saw. So, here is my list of the 2 best concrete saws you can get for the type of work I do with pros and cons of each saw.

Concrete Saw Number 2

The Evolution Disccut1 is number 2 on my list. I currently own and use this saw. This is an electric concrete saw. The Disccut1 can cut through bluestone, limestone, concrete, belgian block, stone veneer or thin stone veneer, concrete block, pavers, asphalt, clay chimney flu, brick.

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Pros Of The Evolution Disccut1

No Fumes - As with other electric concrete saws, there are no fumes when you cut with the disccut1. Gas concrete saws have exhaust fumes making it very dangerous to cut indoors.

Power - For an electric concrete saw, this thing is a beast. Not as powerful as a gas saw, but it easily destroys other electric models.

Blade - The disccut1 concrete saw comes with a brand new diamond blade. Keep in mind that this saw uses a 12" blade. Usually you have to pay about $100 extra for a concrete saw to come with a new diamond blade.

Cutting Depth - Most electric concrete saws only have a cutting depth of 2 to 3 inches. This saw has a cutting depth of 4".

Price - This is probably the number one reason to get this saw. Some concrete saws can be over $1000. Last time I checked, this saw was listed at under $300.

Grip - The disccut1 concrete saw actually has a very soft and comfortable grip. I don't know of any other concrete saw with other than just a metal grip.

Blade Guard - The disccut1 concrete saw comes with an adjustable blade guard. Not all saws have this accessory. This comes in handy when you are cutting at different angles.

Tough - Despite being an electric saw, this saw is pretty tough. I have tossed it around a few times and haven't had any issues.

No Gas - Compared to gas concrete saws, you do not have to have gas on hand to use this saw. All you have to do is plug it in then pull the trigger to cut.

Reliable - You don't have to worry about having gas on hand. Just plug it in and this guy is ready to go. I have never had any issues with a burned out motor or it not working.

Cons Of The Evolution Disccut1

20 Amp Plug - The disccut1 has a 20 amp plug. Alot of people do not have access to a 20 amp receptacle. Most generators however have 20 amp outlets.

Electric - An obvious negative of having an electric concrete saw is that you always have to have access to electricity. I have worked at newly constructed homes that don't have an electric hookup yet. To use this saw, I would need to bring a generator. Also when you are cutting, you will always have a cord connected behind you. I always tie the extension cord together to the saw cord so that if I walk with the saw it doesn't unplug.

Power - For an electric concrete saw, this thing is a beast. Not as powerful as a gas saw, but it easily destroys other electric models.

Noise - This probably is just a negative of the job this saw is used for in general. Cutting concrete and other hard materials is a very loud job.

Concrete Saw Number 1

The Husqvarna K760 is number 1 on my list. I also currently own and use this saw. This saw is most similar to the popular stihl ts 420, only more durable. I actually picked up this saw after my stihl had broken down many times. I was tired of constantly getting replacement parts and making the repairs (especially to the rope and pull start assembly). The K760 will cut through bluestone, limestone, concrete, belgian block, stone veneer or thin stone veneer, concrete block, pavers, asphalt, clay chimney flu, brick.

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Pros Of The Husqvarna K760

Power - This saw has plenty of power. As with most any gas powered saws, it is so much more powerful than any electric concrete saw.

Cutting Depth - I never thought this would ever be much of an issue but I can't tell you how many times I come across concrete that is thicker than your typical 4". This saw has a cutting depth of 5".

Price - Most gas powered concrete saws are over or well over $1000. The K760 is the only gas concrete saw I have been able to find for under the $1000 price point.

Tough - Cutting concrete and other hard materials is not a delicate job. Often times after cutting, we can be tired and may kind of toss the saw to the side when finished. This saw is very tough and durable. I have had it kicked around alot with no issues other than a few scratches and dents.

Reliable - I have always been able to count on the K760. There have been some winters where I didn't use the saw for a couple months. It starts right back up every year.

Parts - The K760 is one of the most popular concrete saws. If you ever need repair parts, they are very common and easy to get.

Cons Of The Husqvarna K760

Gas - An obvious negative of having a gas saw is that you always have to have the gas on hand (this saw actually uses a gas/oil mix). On top of that, I have noticed that this saw seems to guzzle gas alot faster than some other gas powered concrete saws.

Starting - As with other gas saws, the starting and especially the cold starting is more tiring and difficult compared to an electric saw. To cold start the K70, you have to make sure it has gas, check that the red stop button is not pulled out, then pull out the blue choke, then pull the start cord (usually twice) until it fires, then push in the blue choke.

Noise - I recommend wearing hearing protection when using this concrete saw. There have been many days when my ears were ringing on the way home from work after cutting all day. Although this probably goes for any and all concrete saws.

Cutting Limestone

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Cutting Stone Veneer With A Demo Saw

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Cutting Stone With An Electric Saw

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