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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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Husqvarna K760 (Oil Guard) Disc Cutter

Have you ever had engine trouble caused by the wrong oil fuel mix or the wrong oil type? The Husqvarna K760 (Oil Guard) has a unique Oil Guard technology system that will help you prevent the damage from this. The optical detection system guards your machine. By reducing the revs per minute if something is wrong, saving you maintenance costs.The machine is light weight and every detail developed with ergonomics in mind. The outstanding power to weight ratio and exceptionally low vibrations (below 2.5 m /s2) means that you can work for longer. This means that there is no need to worry about vibration monitoring. The 300mm saw has a maximum cutting depth of 100mm. The Husqvarna K760 (Oil Guard) comes with a diamond blade as standard. The Husqvarna K760 (Oil Guard) is available today at Findasaw.com. For more information please call (01691) 655755.

Husqvarna K760 (Oil Guard)

Features and benefits of the Husqvarna K760 (Oil Guard) 

  • The unique optical detection system prevents engine damage caused by wrong fuel oil mix or oil type.
  • You can use standard two stroke oil by deactivating the Oil Guard function, simply pull out the Oi lGuard button by the rear handle.
  • Optimised engine performance through efficient cylinder design, digital ignition system and X Torq engine technology.
  • A strong Poly-V belt combined with our maintenance free starter DuraStarter™ and efficient filter-system Active Air Filtration™ ensures long service intervals.
  • The unique design of the carburettor, cylinder and digital ignition system, together with air purge and decompression valve ensure an easy start.

 

Cashback deal on the Husqvarna K760 (Oil Guard)

£100 cashback by returning any used disc cutter against this product. The disc cutter does not need to be functional.To participate in the offer, disc cutters should be sent to our registered address and the refund will automatically be processed to the payment method used for the purchase, unless otherwise stated.

Technical information

Cylinder displacement: 73.5 cm³ / 4.48 cu.inch

Power output: 3.7 kW

Vibrations front handle: 2.4/2.4 m/s²

Vibrations rear handle: 2.4/2.4 m/s²

Sound pressure level at operators ear: 101 dB(A)

Sound power level, guaranteed (LWA): 115 dB(A)

Blade diameter: 300 mm / 12 “

Max cutting depth: 100 mm / 4 “

Weight (excl. cutting equipment): 9.6 kg / 21.2 lbs

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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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