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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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The Husqvarna K535i Battery Powered Disc Cutter

The Husqvarna K535i is the first battery powered disc cutter in the Husqvarna range. This compact, nimble machine is ideal for smaller jobs. Its light weight and small size mean it can be used in difficult locations, such as roofs and enclosed spaces. It has an inbuilt water kit to help contain dust and increase cutting efficiency.

The move into battery powered machines is an interesting decision. The vast majority of Husqvarna and STHIL saws are still petrol powered. Other electric disc cutters, like the Husqvarna K4000, are tethered to a socket with a cable. A battery powered saw give the operator the freedom to use it when and where they like, without having to worry about trailing cables. This is especially useful when working at height. Charging a battery costs a fraction of what you pay to refuel a petrol tank. As battery technology improves, and emissions regulations grow stricter, it is likely that more equipment will move over to this system in the future.

Husqvarna K535i

The design of the Husqvarna K535i is engineered to meet the needs of construction and landscape contractors. It is well balanced and features easy to use controls. The low weight of just 3.5kg and the rope eyelet make this the ideal tool for cutting roof tiles while working at height. It can also be used to cut concrete garden tiles, flooring tiles and even granite of 70mm or less. The Husqvarna K535i features an electric blade brake for increased safety. This stops the blade from full throttle to zero in just 3.1 seconds. The battery is placed to the rear of the machine to help minimise the risk of exposure to dust or slurry produced by the cutting.

The battery is compatible with a wide range of other Husqvarna equipment. At the moment all other compatible machines are in the Forest and Garden range, although more battery powered construction tools may be released in the future.

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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 K770 – The Latest Innovation in Concrete Cutting

The Husqvarna K770

Husqvarna K770

The new Husqvarna K770 is Husqvarna’s latest concrete saw, available from late May 2018. With a lineage stretching back to 1958, Husqvarna have proven their expertise in concrete tooling and cutting. Here at Findasaw we have sold and championed the K760 ever since we opened. It has easily been our best-selling disc cutter by a wide margin. The new Husqvarna K770 improves on the previous design, using input taken from users around the world to build a better machine. Instead of redesigning the wheel, Husqvarna have taken the proven qualities of the K760 and built on them. This has allowed them to meet user’s needs, improving the ignition and cutting arm.

K770 Key Improvements

  • A redesigned, magnesium cast, heavier cutting arm with a three-bolt joint enables higher torsional rigidity, helping to further stabilise cutting.
  • Digital ignition with optimised timing provides a powerful spark at precisely the right time, enabling an easy start and efficient combustion.
  • A new clutch cooling fan keeps the temperature inside the belt cover lower, improving the life of transmission components and the belt.
  • SmartTension™ keeps the drive belt correctly tensioned, providing optimal power transmission and prolonging the life of the belt.

The Husqvarna K770 provides the same high build quality as its predecessor. Using components that will stand up the the stress and rigour of cutting through some of the hardest materials used in construction. Like the K760 before it, the K770 comes in both 300mm and 350mm versions. This give you a cutting depth of 100mm and 125mm respectively. There is also the option to invest in Oil Guard versions. Oil Guard protects the disc cutter from damage caused by incorrect fuel/oil mix. For road cutting, the K770 can be used with the KV7 Trolley, so you can keep your lines straight and vastly improving the stability of your concrete cutting.

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Husqvarna K 760 or Stihl TS 410?

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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

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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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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 K3000 Cut-n-Break Disc Cutter

The Husqvarna K3000 Cut-n-Break is the natural choice when you need to cut deep but want a machine with low tool and maintenance costs. The Husqvarna K3000 Cut-n-Break enables you to cut as deep as 400 mm from one side. Suitable for flush cutting close to walls and floors as well as for smaller jobs like window openings where you want to avoid over cutting at the corners. The electric Husqvarna saw, step cuts trenches and grooves up to 16″ deep for pipes, conduits, fiber optic and IT cabling, expansion joints, crack control, doors, and windows.The Husqvarna K3000 Cut-n-Break Electric Saw uses special twin 9″ wet-cutting blades for cutting in concrete floors and slabs, paving, block, stone, brick, masonry, and other building materials. The Husqvarna K3000 Cut-n-Break is available today at Findasaw.com online and in the shop, for further information please call (01691) 655755.

Husqvarna K3000 Cut-n-Break

See the Husqvarna K3000 Cut-n-Break in action below

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Features and Benefits of the Husqvarna K3000 Cut-n-Break

  • Cost efficient cutting method – With the unique cut-n-break method you can work your way through the material step-by step at a low tool cost.
  • Exceptional cutting depth – The long body and double cutting blades allow you to make cuts up to 400 mm deep.
  • Perfect for flush cutting – The adjustable blade guard allows close cutting to walls and floors.
  • Ergonomically designed rear handle – The convenient design of the rear handle makes operation easier.

 

Technical Data

Engine: Electric 110V

Voltage: 110 V

Rated current: 20 A

Rated input: 2200 W

Blade diameter: 230 mm / 9 inch

Max cutting depth: 400 mm / 16 inch

Weight (excl. cutting equipment): 8.9 kg / 19.6 lbs

Weight incl. cutting equipment: 10.4 kg / 22.9 lbs

Vibrations front handle: 3.2 m/s²

Vibrations rear handle: 3.4 m/s²

Sound power level, guaranteed (LWA): 109 dB(A)

Sound pressure level at operators ear: 95 dB(A)

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Husqvarna K3000 All Round Electric Disc Cutter.

Wet and dry cutting in one machine! The Husqvarna K3000 electric all round wet cutter that minimises the amount of water and slurry. With the optional Vac unit you can easily transform it into a dry cutter that generates minimal dust. Unlike other electric cutters, the blade rotates forward, cutting into the material efficiently with minimum effort on the user. A 14″ (350mm) saw for a maximum cutting depth of 125mm.

The Husqvarna K3000 fits into my category of interesting and useful machines since it is a big, a powerful disc cutter with an electric motor. The advantages of electric power are many. The K3000 is quieter, lighter than its two stroke equivalents, does not pollute and is fume free. It banishes loud two stroke motors and their accompanying hassle. No need to pack fuel or a spare spark plug and there is not the hassle of struggling with a starter cord on a cold morning. All I needed to get the K3000 started was a 110V site transformer and an electrical power source.

Electric power makes the Husqvarna K3000 an ideal machine to use in semi enclosed spaces where there might not be enough ventilation to prevent a build up of petrol fumes and it is also useful where irritating engine noise could be a problem. Worksites near schools and hospitals for example, should aim to keep noise pollution to a minimum.

The Husqvarna K3000 is available today from Findasaw.com. For more information call (01691) 655755.

Husqvarna K3000

Features and benefits of the Husqvarna K3000

  • Constant-flow water valve – The integrated regulator controls the water volume, ensuring a constant flow to the blade. It also ensures the amount of water is sufficient to bind the dust without creating an excess of water.
  • Ergonomically designed rear handle – The convenient design of the rear handle makes operation easier.
  • High durability and low noise levels – Generously dimensioned mitre gear provides high durability, minimal power loss and low noise levels.
  • Overload protection – Husqvarna’s ElgardTM system protects against overload by varying the rotation speed.

 

The Husqvarna K3000 in action.

 

 

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Husqvarna K970 Ring Saw For Deep Concrete Cutting

When you need to make deep cuts fast, the Husqvarna K970 Ring Saw is the answer. It has an exceptional cutting depth of 270 mm, twice the amount of a traditional disc cutter. It has a high cutting capacity, can make deep cuts from one side and is the quickest method for small and medium sized cuts, as no time is lost on installing rails. The Husqvarna K970 Ring saw is available today from Findasaw.com or for more information call us on (01691) 655755.

Husqvarna K970 Ring saw

Features and benefits of the Husqvarna K970 Ring saw

  • Ergonomic and easy cutting – Efficient cutting with less strain on your body, thanks to its low weight, ergonomic handle and low vibrations which are unique to the Husqvarna construction tool range.
  • High power with less fuel – Our built-in automatic filter compensation SmartCarb™ maintains high power and lowers fuel consumption.
  • Light and powerful – A light, compact and powerful machine with superior power-to-weight ratio like no other ring saw available on the market today.
  • Long service intervals – A strong Poly-V belt combined with our maintenance-free starter DuraStarter™ and efficient filter-system Active Air Filtration™ ensures long service intervals which is another unique feature of Husqvarna construction tools.

 

Ring Blades

The Husqvarna K970 Ring saw is designed to cut through all types of concrete, stone, building brick and abrasive blocks. The blades required for the types of job are the R1420 Diarig, R1445, R820, R845, R870 all available from Findasaw today for more information please visit www.findasaw/ shop parts or call us on (01691) 655755.

Technical information

Cylinder displacement: 93.6 cm³ / 5.71 cu.inch

Power output: 4.8 kW

Vibrations front handle: 3.8 m/s²

Vibrations rear handle: 5.1 m/s²

Sound pressure level at operators ear: 103 dB(A)

Sound power level, guaranteed (LWA): 116 dB(A)

Blade diameter: 370 mm / 14 inch

Max cutting depth: 270 mm / 10.6 inch

Weight (excl. cutting equipment): 13.6 kg / 30 lb

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Husqvarna K760 Cut-n-Break – Deep Cutting 400mm

The Husqvarna K760 Cut-n-Break method is the natural choice when you need to cut deep at low maintenance costs. The Husqvarna K760 Cut-n-Break enables you to cut as deep as 400 mm from one side. The two high-speed blades make a core in the saw cut, which can then easily be broken off using the accompanying breaking tool. This way you easily work your way through the material, at a very low diamond tool and maintenance cost. Delivered with twin blades and a breaking tool.

 

Husqvarna K760 cut-n- break

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Benefits of the Husqvarna K760 Cut n Break

  • Husqvarna K760 cut-n-break

    The Husqvarna K760 Cut n Break has exceptional cutting depth

    The long body and double cutting blades allow you to make cuts up to 400 mm deep.

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    High performing blades included with the Husqvarna K760 Cut n Break

    Twin blades, with a very stable core and cutting performance are delivered with the machine.

    Optimised engine performance on the Husqvarna K760 Cut n Break

    Optimised engine performance through efficient cylinder design, digital ignition system and X-Torq engine technology.

    Applications of the Husqvarna K760 Cut n Break
  • Adjustment to openings
  • Burying of cables
  • Cast concrete
  • Deep cutting
  • Grooves
  • Pipes

 

The Husqvarna K760 Cut n Break is available today from Findasaw.com to purchase and to hire call (01691) 655755 for further information.

 

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