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A concrete saw is a power tool used for cutting concrete, masonry, brick, asphalt, tile, and other solid materials. It can be a small hand-held cut-off saw, a big walk-behind saw or other styles, and it may be powered by gasoline, hydraulic or pneumatic pressure, or electric motors. The saw blades used on concrete saws are often diamond saw blades to cut concrete, asphalt, stone, etc. Abrasive cut-off wheels can also be used on cut-off saws to cut stone and steel. The significant friction generated in cutting hard substances like concrete usually requires the blades to be cooled to prolong their life and reduce dust.

A concrete saw being readied for use. The man in the background is preparing the hose to deliver water to cool the saw, whilst the operator is moving the saw to the required position. A substantial engine powers the unit.
Picture of kerf left by a diamond blade used to cut control joints in concrete.

A concrete saw (also known as a consaw, road saw, cut-off saw or quick cut) is a power tool used for cutting concrete, masonry, brick, asphalt, tile, and other solid materials. It can be a small hand-held cut-off saw, a big walk-behind saw or other styles, and it may be powered by gasoline, hydraulic or pneumatic pressure, or electric motors. The saw blades used on concrete saws are often diamond saw blades to cut concrete, asphalt, stone, etc. Abrasive cut-off wheels can also be used on cut-off saws to cut stone and steel. The significant friction generated in cutting hard substances like concrete usually requires the blades to be cooled to prolong their life and reduce dust.

Best & worst Concrete saws & diamond blades from Makita, Hilti, Dewalt, Stihl, Echo and Husqvarna

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Cutting Concrete with a Circular Saw

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Concrete Saw Safety

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Makita VS Husqvarna VS.....SOLO?? Concrete saws cutting test.

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TOOL REVIEW - EVOLUTION Concrete Saw

Evolution Tools recently approached me to review this 12" Disc cutter saw for concrete and other materials and I must say I really liked it! See full specs here; ...