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Husqvarna PRIME™

Construction tools and machinery in the UK still rely, predominantly, on petrol engines. This is true across all building sectors. Most contractors have used petrol disc cutters, wall saws and floor saws for their entire career. The low entry cost of used and refurbished machines has played a large role in this, keeping prices low. Petrol engines, however, are not the most efficient or the most effective way to cut concrete. They produce fumes and noise, require frequent maintenance, cause greater vibrations and necessitate that the user store and transport highly combustible fuel.

Hydraulic tools were thought to be the answer to some of these problems, and there are situations in which they are viable. They retain many faults of their own, though, foremost being their reputation for unreliability. The future for concrete cutting has to be electric.

The Husqvarna PRIME™ range of tools are a new generation of high performance equipment. Light and easy to use, PRIME comprises powerful electrical equipment for handheld cutting, drilling and wall sawing. Using high frequency electrical power, they are optimised for on site performance. A Husqvarna PRIME powerpack will convert AC power into a high frequency and is compatible with all the products in the range. The modular nature of the tools allows contractors to expand the system to fit their developing needs.

For many contractors, the idea of moving to an electrical based system may seem daunting. The Husqvarna brand, however, is a market leader in the construction industry. It has been at the forefront of machinery and tool production for over fifty years. The PRIME range is a continuation of that legacy and guarantees efficient and effective application.

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Husqvarna K770 Vac

The Husqvarna K770 Vac is new for 2019 and offers a new way to deal with concrete dust while cutting. Innovative developments allow a H-class dust extractor to be connected directly to the rear of the saw. The front guard has a retractable lower cover to help manage suction of silica dust and other particulates. The lower section automatically folds back, so there is no extra activity for the user to undertake.

The K770 Vac provides the same reliable cutting as the regular K770. While it is only available in 300mm, the blade is held forwards of the guard allowing a cutting depth of 122mm. This is close to the 125mm which is achieved by a 350mm K770.
It is vital to control concrete dust in order to protect both site and operators. While the K770 Vac will work with more commonly used M-class dust extractors, these are not recommended when working with concrete dust. The particulates are finer than the dust generated when working with wood and metal. M-class dust extractors also fail to provide the needed protection when emptying or changing bags. An H-class dust extractor such as the Husqvarna S26 will give the K770 Vac all the suction it needs, while keeping the dust sealed with H13 filters.
Traditionally dust generated wile cutting was controlled using water. While that is still an option, it is becoming less economical. Slurry also has to be managed and disposed of correctly. Dry dust can be sealed in a LongoPac bag and disposed of far more efficiently. Wet cutting is also unsuitable for many locations due to the damage it can cause to the surrounding area, not to mention the residue build up on machines.
The K770 Vac is a sensible and effective solution to dust control while cutting, which also provides deep cuts and reliable production rates.

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Husqvarna K 760 or Stihl TS 410?

ts 410 and K760
Most professionals we supply have a preference for either the Husqvarna K 760 or the Stihl TS 410. Well, actually quite a few still hold that the Stihl TS 400 remains the greatest disc cutter of all time. But, since the TS 400 is no longer available, the K 760 and the TS 410 are the most popular choices.

Both of these are high quality machines, built to cut brick, concrete and a variety of other materials. Both have been built with up-to-date systems to manage vibrations and filter dust. But we were interested to discover which is, overall, the better machine.

 

Husqvarna K 760 compared to the Stihl TS 410

K 760TS 410
Husqvarna K 760Stihl TS 410
Power output: 3.7 kWPower output: 3.2 kW
Weight without cutting wheel: 9.6 kgWeight without cutting wheel: 9.4 kg
Max cutting depth: 100 mmMax cutting depth: 100 mm
Max cutting depth: 100 mmMax cutting depth: 100 mm
Sound pressure level: 101 dB(A)Sound pressure level: 109.0 dB(A)
Vibrations front/rear handle: 2.4/2.4 m/s²Vibration levels left/right m/s²: 3.9/3.9

 

On the surface the machine spec look very similar, with the Husqvarna edging ahead in terms of power and noise, while the Stihl comes in a at a lighter weight. The biggest difference is the vibrations. This may be overlooked when it comes to other considerations, but vibration can seriously affect the user. Wrexham council were recently fined £150, 000 over their failure to tackle hand-arm vibration syndrome. The Husqvarna has a far lower vibration level, reducing the strain on the user.

 

Intangibles

 

There is another big consideration; price. We retail the Husqvarna K 760 at £459, ex. Vat. We supply the Stihl TS 410 at £499 ex. Vat. That alone may sway many of our customers. We have, however, heard many industry professionals say that they find the size and shape of the TS 410 easier and more comfortable to use. It also has a reputation for being a hard-wearing machine, with long intervals between services or repairs.

Again, both of these are well regarded, robust concrete saws that will likely serve you for years to come. We would recommend coming in to talk to us in person about the pros and cons of each, before you purchase. Whatever you choose, we can promise that we will support you through the lifetime of your purchase, with expert advice, genuine parts and a wide range of blades and oils.

And for those of you who still use the TS 400, be assured that we can still provide blades, parts and repairs.

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Husqvarna Cut N Break

At first glance the Cut N Break looks complicated or unusual, when compared to a regular disc cutter. Let us clarify the benefits of the model and what it’s capable of. While it looks different from a classic power cutter we all know, it nevertheless provides a valuable balance between cost, depth and power.

It’s cutting applications include:

  • Cast Concrete
  • Pipes
  • Adjustment to Openings
  • Blocks
  • Curbstones
  • Garden Paving
  • Deep Cutting
  • Pipe Trenches

 

Cutting channels and apertures into hard materials is a challenge. While the Cut N Break models may seem unconventional, they provide one of the easiest and most effective ways to open walls or floors. The duel diamond blades cut through concrete and masonry leaving a core, easily broken out with the specially designed crowbar, provided with the kit. Furthermore, once the core is out the Cut N Break can continue to cut in the channel. Because the length of the arm allows the Cut N Break to cut to depth of around 400mm, you can cut further than the depth of a typical double-skinned brick wall.

The K760 Cut N Break

K760 Cut N Break

 

The K760 Cut N Break is petrol powered, using the same engine as the ever popular K760. This, most of all, means that it is reliable, easy to repair and easy to use in almost any environment. Designed for construction professionals, and as a result, is a powerful machine. It needs to be heavy enough to contain the vibrations and kickback. As a result, this machine is recommended for users who are comfortable with professional cutting tools.

 

 

 

The K3000 Cut N Break

K760 Cut N Break

 

 

The second, increasingly popular, option is the K3000 Cut N Break. This model uses the K3000 electric motor to drive the twin blades, meaning that you don’t have to worry about emissions. Consequently, the trade-off is that you will need a power source to run the saw. This model is, most commonly, used in interior spaces and environments where noise is a concern. This model is popular when working in or around medical and residential facilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

When choosing an option you must reflect the work you undertake. If you need any further advice or information, don’t hesitate to contact us. We want to ensure that you have the right tools for your job, and we want to support you across the lifetime of your purchase. Findasaw can provide you with blades, parts, oil and  the accessories which you need to get the most out of your purchase. For more information on Husqvarna products, follow this link to their website.

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Diamond Cutting Blades

Whether you are cutting concrete, stone or asphalt, you are cutting some of the hardest materials known to man. In order to cut through these materials with maximum precision, speed and efficiency you need tools that are harder still. Diamond cutting blades are the best solution for the job and at findasaw.com we stock the very best in Husqvarna tools.

Because of the wide range of materials, and the differences between machines, it is important to ensure that you are picking the right disc for the right job. Furthermore it is worth thinking about how long you will be using the diamond cutting blade for. With the diagrams and advice below we want to help you make the right choices for your job or project.

Diamond Cutting Blades Chart

 

Diamond Cutting Blades Chart

 

GOLD Diamond Cutting Blades

Husqvarna Elite-Cut blades are for specialist contractors. Developed especially for intensive professional use in specialist applications. These discs provide maximum cutting speed and wear resistance in heavy cutting.Husqvarna Gold Diamond Cutting Blades

SILVER Diamond Cutting Blades

Husqvarna Vari-Cut blades are for general contractors. Developed for professional use in all-round applications. These discs provide high cutting speed and wear resistance in all cutting.Husqvarna Silver Diamond Cutting Blades

BRONZE Diamond Cutting Blades

Husqvarna Tacti-Cut blades are for occasional users. These discs provide a good balance between performance and price in common cutting and drilling applications.Husqvarna Bronze Diamond Cutting Blades

Time is money, and choosing the correct diamond cutting blades and can save you a lot of time. Buying from findasaw.com means you can always get qualified help and advice if something does not work as you expect. Remember, price and quality tend to go together. A low-cost blade might seem like a saving, but if you are going to use the tool professionally you may need to replace it faster than you might like. Consequently it is important to look at the lifetime use of the diamond cutting blade before you make a purchase decision.

Another major consideration in that the diamond cutting blade should be adapted to the machine’s power as well as the application and the materials you will cut. You can either opt for a universal tool that works well on several different materials or an optimised tool designed for cutting a specific material. Be sure to check that the bore will fit with the machine you are planning to use.

Decide which of the tool’s properties is most important to you – cutting speed or wear resistance. While a high cutting speed helps you get the job done quickly, and with less effort, it can result in a shortened lifespace of the blade. High wear resistance means longer service life in more extensive jobs, but ensure you are aware that you will be taking more time to cut through. Whatever you need, we will work with you to make sure you have the right tools to continue your work.

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ICS 695XL-GC Diamond Chainsaw For Professional Cutting.

The new ICS 695XL GC Diamond Chainsaw features include an easy to start engine with higher energy ignition system and durable, long-lasting components including a new muffler, carburetor and piston & cylinder. Available with 12-inch (30 cm) – 16-inch (40cm) guidebars and the entire line of MAX, ProForce and PowerGrit series diamond chains. Based on the best-selling 695 saw platform, the 695XL is the highest horsepower ICS petrol saw for frequent use by general construction, utility contractors and concrete professionals. Please visit the ICS page on the website to see the ICS 695XL-GC Diamond Chainsaw in action. The ICS 695XL-GC is available to buy or hire from Findasaw.com today.

ICS 695XL-GC Diamond Chainsaw

Features and benefits of the ICS 695XL-GC Diamond Chainsaw

  • Use on concrete, stone, masonry, ductile iron pipe, cast iron pipe and more.
  • Most versatile petrol-powered saw.
  • New piston and cylinder lowers engine temperature.
  • Longer life muffler with reinforced internal baffle.
  • Easy-to-start with higher energy ignition system.
  • New easy to tune carburetor

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Engine Type2-Stroke, Air Cooled
Displacement94cc (5.7 cu-in)
Horsepower4.8kW (6.4 hp) @ 9000 rpm
Torque5.7 Nm (50.4 in-lbs) @ 7200 rpm
Engine Speed9,300 +/- 150 rpm (max)/2,700 +/- 100 rpm (idle)
Chain Speed at Maximum Power28 m/s (5500 ft /min)
Weight9.5 kg (21 lbs) powerhead only
Dimensions46cm (18″) L x 36cm (14″) H x 30cm (12″) W
StarterRecoil, dust and water resistant
IgnitionSpecial water resistant electronic ignition
Fuel ratio2% (50:1) petrol-to-oil
Fuel Capacity1 liter (0.26 gallon)
Water Supply RequirementMinimum: 1.5 bar (20 psi)
Water Flow RequirementMinimum: 4 lpm (1 gpm)
Guaranteed Sound Power Level, Lwa (1)115 dB(A); (Kwa=1.0 dB(A))
Equivalent Sound Pressure at the Operator’s Ear Lwa104.6 dB(A) (K=1.0 dB(A))
Vibration, ahv eq Concrete Cutting (2)3.6 m/s2 (K=1.0 m/s2) Front Handle/3.1 m/s2 (K=1.0 m/s2) Rear Handle
Vibration, ahv eq Pipe Cutting (2)5.62 m/s (K=0.2 m/s2) Front Handle/5.28 m/s2 (K=0.2 m/s2) Rear Handle
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