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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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Tile and Masonry Saws

Brick, block and tile are present in almost every building. There can be few, if any, construction projects on which every scrap of building material fits perfectly. More often than not, a substantial number of blocks and tiles need to be trimmed and cut to properly fit the plans. It is worth spending time getting these cuts right. This reduces the overall effort and time spent on the construction. It is also worth investing in high quality tile and masonry saws to ensure that the best possible results are being realised.

Tile Saws

The word tiles encompasses a huge range of products. Porcelain, encaustic, ceramic, roofing tiles, stone and glass area all used on a regular basis. To cut these accurately, it is vital to use the correct product. For small tiles requiring 90° or 45° cuts the Husqvarna TS230F tile saw will usually be enough. This is small and can be easily moved between sites. It can be attaches to a trestle or sat on a work-bench. For larger tiles, and situations where more complex angles need to be cut, the Husqvarna TS66R can cut tiles up to a maximum size of 660mm by 660mm. For even larger tiles, such as granite flooring, the Husqvarna TS73R tile saw can cut sizes up to 700mm by 700mm, as well as angle tiles on any side.

Masonry Saws

Block and brick trimming require a lot of cutting depth. They also need to be secure on at least two sides to ensure accurate cutting. Small brick and block cutting can be performed on the Husqvarna TS350E masonry saw, which has a cutting depth of 100mm. For larger blocks, such as concrete stretchers, the Husqvarna TS400F masonry saw has greater cutting capacity, with a cutting depth of 230mm.

All these machines are manufactured to exacting specifications by Husqvarna, meaning that their quality is guaranteed.

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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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Husqvarna TS350 E for masonry tile sawing

Husqvarna TS350 E for masonry tile sawing and is an efficient universal masonry saw with high cutting capacity for all kinds of bricks and building blocks. With this table saw you get a maximum cutting depth of 100 mm in one pass or up to 200 mm by step cutting. You can easily plunge or bevel to cut at 45 degrees for maximum versatility. The robust single-piece frame with an integrated conveyor rails gives great rigidity and provides longer product life of the saw. The machine is easy to handle by one person thanks to the foldable legs. The Husqvarna TS350 E is available to buy today at findasaw.com and available to take away if needed. Please contact findasaw.com for more information about the TS350 E or telephone us on (01691) 655755.

Husqvarna TS350 E

Benefits of the Husqvarna TS350 E

  • A heavy duty quality water pump which extends the product span.
  • Easy water pump replacement.
  • Easily transportable due to the folability of the saw.
  • Protected guide rails for safety and precision.

 

Blades

All of the blades for the Husqvarna TS350 E are available to order from Findasaw.com today. These blades include GS 50(S), GS 25 and GS 2 S all designed for great performance in conjunction with the Husqvarna TS350E. The blades are aimed at cutting ceramic tiles, marble, concrete, brick, abrasives, asphalt, granites and porcellanato. For more details on what the blades are capable of call us on (01691) 655755.

 

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