Arbortech introduces new Head Joint and Heritage blades for the AS170
Jan. 21, 2011 – Arbortech introduces new Head Joint blades and Heritage blades offering more controlled cuts and exceptional precision for mortar removal on vertical joints and very narrow mortar joints. The blades are available as aftermarket accessories for its AS170 Brick and Mortar saw.
By Patrick Flannery
Jan. 21, 2011 – Arbortech has introduced the new Head Joint blades and Heritage blades, which the company says offer more controlled cuts and exceptional precision for mortar removal on vertical joints and very narrow mortar joints. The blades are available as aftermarket accessories for Arbortech's AS170 Brick and Mortar saw.
The new Head Joint Blades are designed for cleaning out vertical mortar joints. Arbortech says the Head Joint blades clean out the complete joint without any damage to surrounding bricks. A shortened blade offers precision and is easy to control, even when the user starts cuts in hard mortar. The cutting depth is 3 1/8-inch deep and the cutting width is 1/4-inch wide.
Developed in response to feedback from heritage restoration specialists, the Heritage Blades reduced cutting width of 1/8 inch and their high level of precision and control, make them ideal for cleaning out the narrow lime mortar joints typically found in historic buildings.
Both blades feature the new high performance improved carbide formula and tooth design and high temperature brazing.
“The new Head Joint blades and Heritage blades are an excellent addition to the innovative and high performing AS170 brick and mortar saw from Arbortech,” said Henry Schweitzer, National Sales Manager, Arbortech USA. “The blades provide an efficient and precise method for mortar removal.”
The AS170 brick and mortar saw’s patented Allsaw cutting technology uses a unique orbital cutting motion with two forward facing blades that combine to perform both a hammering and a cutting action that allows for the users to have clear visibility and the ability to accurately cut square and deep.
For more information on the new blades and the AS170 brick and mortar saw, please visit www.AS170.com.