Concretes can be tough, resilient materials and very difficult to cut through. But in most cases, this only occurs when you don’t have the right set of equipment. With the right blades and tools, you can cut through just about any concrete. Having the right tools is not enough, though. There are also other technical processes that must be mastered if concrete cutting is to be done correctly.
So to put it simply, it’s not just about having the right tools; it’s also in knowing when, and how, to use them.
In this blog, we bring you some very important tips that are sure to make concrete cutting even easier for you.
Concrete Cutting Processes: The Right Tools Used The Right Way
1. Making small cuts
Small rough cuts can be made using a sledgehammer and cold chisel. However, a circular saw that has a special blade is the best choice. There are three basic choices that are available.
If you’re looking to do just one minor concrete cutting job, then you might want to use a blade that’s not so expensive. For example, you could use an abrasive corundum blade. It can cut through concrete and asphalt but it is not as fast as the rest of the available blades. So if you need to make only some few shallow cuts, and you’re looking for cost-effective ways to make it work, these types of blades might be the economical choice for you.
3. Job Quality Control: Wet or Dry-cutting
In concrete cutting, as a professional, the quality of the job you attend to is very important. It should be easy for you to decide whether to use a dry or a wet-cutting diamond blade on the job.
Diamond blades are metal blades with diamond composites bonded to the edges and the perimeter of the blade.
- In using a dry-cutting diamond blade, you must work at making gradual cuts into the concrete so that the blades you use do not overheat.
- A wet-cutting diamond blade, however, serves the advantage of keeping particles of dust flying in the air minimal. It requires a constant supply of water though for the blades to remain lubricated and cool for the rest of the time.
Using this blade in concrete cutting ensures that your work is done in the shortest possible time.
4. Power Source
Concrete cutting equipment are sometimes hydraulic or electric powered, or in some cases, they make use of diesel oil. Knowing which one works you’re most comfortable with, even though that knowledge appears partly insignificant, is one of the crucial ways to improve the quality of delivery on your jobs.