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Concrete Cutting Sydney – How to Care for Concrete Saws

Concrete cutting saws come in various designs, materials, and sizes. Diamond saws are the most popular because of their effectiveness, versatility, and durability. However, even though diamond is extremely strong, these blades will ultimately become worn, leading to performance issues.

The good news is that you can extend your concrete saws’ lifespan with simple maintenance and care. With proper maintenance, you can make sure that the concrete saws you use have a lower chance of becoming broken or bent. Here are some maintenance/care tips you should consider following:


Use the Right Blade for the Job


Using the right blade for the type of concrete cutting project will help keep your saw from wearing out too quickly. Application-specific blades for green concrete, regular concrete, or masonry will help get the job done more efficiently and faster. Not to mention using the right blade for the job is also much safer.


Inspect Before Cutting


One of the simplest ways to increase the lifespan of your concrete saws is to inspect them before you start cutting them visually. Look for signs of cracks and other damage. If you notice any problems, avoid using the blade. A detailed inspection is crucial before using a new saw.


Break in a New Blade with Soft Cut


Cutting into a more abrasive, softer material is a great way to break in a new blade. However, doing this will bring the rim into concentricity and increase the protrusion of the diamond.


Avoid Uneven Wearing

This is very important. If you want to prolong the life of your concrete saws and make sure they wear evenly, you must occasionally reverse them. Virtually all concrete cutting service professionals do this. It is also recommended that you take some time between cutting dense, hard material to make a few cuts in a more abrasive, softer material to reduce glazing.


Don’t Let the Blade Get Too Hot

A concrete blade can get hot due to several reasons. Primarily, the blade gets too hot during a concrete cutting project when you don’t give it enough time to cool down between cuts. Another common reason is the lack of adequate coolant. So, give your concrete saws time to cool and check the water supply before making cuts.


Find the Cause of Tension Issues

A concrete cutting saw may lose tension for several reasons; the blade may be too hard for the material being cut, the blade may be turning at the wrong RPMs, the blade flanges may not be the same size, or the blade may be misaligned. Find out which problem it is and take measures to fix it.


These are essential tips to properly care for concrete saws to improve their lifespan, performance, and safety.


The concrete saw is most commonly used to cut concrete. Next, the concrete is lifted out by either a bobcat, excavator or alternative machines suitable for this exercise. Finally, the concrete is transported and disposed of at the appropriately designated recycling yard.


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