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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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