By Canadian Rental Service
Slice off some profits for your store with advanced equipment for cutting and grinding.
By Canadian Rental Service
With low vibrations below 2.5 meters-per-second-squared and a fuel-sipping X-Torq engine, the time-tested Husqvarna K 760 is not your average power cutter. These features, along with a high power-to-weight ratio, contribute to optimal ergonomics and control. The lightweight magnesium blade guard makes cutting easier and helps reduce vibrations. A step-less adjustment means operators can easily change cutting position. The progressive water valve allows exact adjustment of the water volume, reducing water consumption and slurry. The cylinder delivers more efficient combustion, which combined with extra cooling fins reduces emissions by 15 per cent and makes the machine less sensitive to variations in climate and fuel.
The fuel tank is designed for good air supply and preventing dust from entering, meaning more reliable operation and longer intervals between servicing. A digital ignition system makes the cutter easier to start. The ignition is optimized for smoother engine performance, which means reduced vibrations and strain on the user. The K 760 is suited for cutting concrete and stone in construction work, and for making smaller openings for window and doors. It also works well when cutting pavers in landscaping.
Wet or dry coring
Designed to be simple to understand and easy to use, the DD 150-U diamond coring system from Hilti allows the operator to drill by hand or with a core stand in wet or dry conditions The new DD 150-U has a six-inch capacity for drilling the most popular sizes of holes for anchoring, blind holes and through holes. This system can handle a variety of base materials from reinforced concrete to brick, concrete block and natural stone. Performance is optimized in the wet drilling mode and the system works well for rig-based drilling in concrete for pipe penetrations in plumbing, heating and air conditioning installations, for cable trays and ducts and for the installation of railings and barriers. The DD 150 is also a suitable choice for setting large diameter anchors and reinforcing bars that require hand-guided wet drilling. It can be switched to dry drilling when necessary for hand guided, dry drilling applications such as drilling in masonry for pipe penetrations in plumbing, heating and air conditioning installations and chimney and stove vent installations. And on dry applications where dust is a concern, the Hilti dust removal system may be used. The DD 150-U features high motor performance and reliable three-speed gearing for optimum drilling speeds. It also has a 360-degree adjustable side handle with integrated dust and water management functions. It can be ordered with a standard 1 ¼-inch threaded chuck or with a quick connect chuck that does not require the use of any tools to remove the core bit.
Patterned diamond technology
Lackmond Products has introduced the STS-6 multi-application diamond blade. Diamond blade technology is evolving, and part of the new evolution in the manufacturing process is pattern diamonds, where the diamonds in the cutting segment or rim are arranged in a specific order resulting in consistent wear and much longer life. In addition, the need for a real multi-application diamond blade that cuts a variety of materials equally well has been growing. A true multi-application blade provides the contractor more versatility on different jobs without over-investing in an assortment of various blades. Lackmond Products has realized these two needs and added this newest addition to the STS family. Lackmond’s STS-6 is a true multi-application diamond blade using patterned diamond technology. Lackmond’s generation-patterned diamond technology is an advanced patterned diamond process that evenly aligns the diamonds into rows within the blade’s segment. This precise alignment ensures the maximum amount of diamonds contacting the cutting surface at any given moment. The net result is a diamond blade with consistent segment wear rate and approximately 30 per cent more footage. The blade is made with a specially designed bond matrix for effective use across multiple applications and varying aggregate hardnesses. It delivers exceptional performance in softer base materials. The STS-6 includes undercut protection segments and a .400-inch usable diamond depth. The slanted core design allows for maximum cutting speed. The pre- and post-tensioned core eliminates loss of tension. The STS-6 is available in 14-inch blade diameter.
Just plug it in
The new EDCO DDG9 direct-drive grinder incorporates a combination of power and simplicity. The power source is directly connected to the grinding accessories to provide maximum power for production. The 110-volt grinder is designed for reduced maintenance with fewer parts to service and no belts to replace. Customers can simply plug it into a residential wall outlet and begin working. It is built like a small grinder, but works like a large one. At only 80 pounds, it easily fits inside car trunks. Rental stores can add an EDCO Vac-200 for optimal dust suppression. The DDG9 is suitable for resurfacing at hundreds of square feet per hour, removing hard coatings, smoothing rough surfaces, working in compact areas and can manage some edge grinding applications.
No suction loss
Distributed by Rentquip Canada, the Nacecare line of fine dust vacuums is ideal for rental applications in which the user is cutting or grinding fine-dust materials. Nacecare offers two models: a five-gallon NDS-570 and a 12-gallon NDD-900. Both units include a hose, wand, floor tool and a number of universal adapters which make connecting to a tool very simple. These machines are specially designed for use with concrete dust, drywall dust, wood dust and chimney soot along with just about any other fine non-explosive particulate that can harm the respiratory system. They meet or exceed all OSHA regulations regarding silica crystalline recovery as a repairable dust under OSHA regulation 1910.1000. The patented air-flow technology used in the design of the tank ensures a consistent, uninterrupted flow regardless of how full the bag is. Both units come equipped with an indicator light that will flash when the vacuum bag is full. At the end of the day simply lift the vacuum bag out of the tank. Customers can now reduce the amount of dust in the air by 99 per cent or greater with no clean up hassles.
The Husqvarna Vari-Cut is a new family of diamond blades for power cutters, tile saws and small flat saws. Vari-Cut blades have good performance and deliver high cutting speed with good service life in frequent all-around use. This family consists of three versions for cutting in different materials. The Vari-Cut Plus is a general-purpose blade made to cut cured concrete, abrasive materials and light asphalt overlay with undercutting protection. It is available in 14- to 18-inch diameters. The basic Vari-Cut is another general-purpose blade to cut cured concrete and brick and comes in 12- to 16-inch sizes. The Vari-Cut Turbo is a fast-cutting blade for hard concrete, stone and masonry materials. It is only available in 14 inches.
Flexovit USA has introduced its newest line of abrasive cut off wheels, the Razor Thin one-millimeter. Razor Thin is an ultra-thin cut off wheel that offers very fast and smooth cutting coupled with excellent life. Razor Thin will give maximum cuts with minimal kerf loss, while providing less cutting resistance, sparks, and burs. It is the wheel of choice for professionals who value cutting speed and ease of cut combined with smooth, chatter-free action. The Razor Thin provides excellent quality cuts with no bur or burn on any type of metal. Razor Thin is offered in both Type 27 and Type 1 shapes and in four, five and six-inch diameters with a 7/8”-inch arbor.
Easy start hot or cold
Available in two 12- and 14-inch blade capacity models, the CP500 high-speed gas saw from Norton Construction Products features standard and iLube options, a patented automatic lubrication system that mixes oil and fuel electronically for maximum efficiency with no more premixing. Designed for easy starts, hot or cold, the electronic carburetor’s electro-magnetic valve eliminates the standard choke and half throttle start. The three-step easy-start eliminates the hassle of a choke – simply turn the switch on, prime the engine, and push the decompression button.Patented twin-air inlets create an air pulsation that draws fresh air in while pushing hot air away from the engine and releasing it out the back to keep the saw running cool and reduce debris being trapped in the filter. The external rocker wheel vibrates the filter to further help release debris. This system extends the filter life for less cleaning or replacement.
Signature diamond blades from Star Diamond products are the president’s pick for the professional user. All Signature products are designed and field tested to provide optimum performance in the most challenging applications. Star Diamond’s Signature Series blades contain the highest concentration and quality of diamond. With some of the highest diamond to matrix ratio in the industry, Signature delivers long life, fast cutting, a smooth feel and straight cutting. The blade is designed for professionals who depend on their tools every day. Suitable for cured concrete, medium pavers, medium brick, concrete pipe, and limestone.
Thorough air filtration
Wacker Neuson gasoline cut-off saws in the BTS series are extremely durable and robust thanks to the high quality manufacturing standards of their individual components. The design is well-balanced, making for easy and intuitive operation of the saw. The air-cooled two-cycle engine has a high torque with reliable power transmission. This ensures the first-class cutting performance. And they remain easily within all specified emission limits. The pulled-in air passes first through the cyclone filter where the majority of dirt particles are already removed. This is followed by the foam material prefilter. The pre-cleansed air only meets the main filter at the end of the process. This results in a manifold increase of the air filter’s service life. In addition, there is only minimal loss of pressure.This ensures a consistently high engine performance. An innovative mechanism allows the user to start the device with minimal effort. Less strenuous and faster, ready for action.
High cleaning efficiency
The TS 480i Stihl Cutquik features a state-of-the-art electronically controlled fuel-injection system that increases the power by 17 per cent, as compared to the TS 410. Powerful, lightweight and well-balanced, the TS 480i is designed for superior handling during the toughest jobs (maximum wheel size is 12 inches). The electronic fuel injection system continuously and precisely determines fuel mixture, injection and ignition timing. This technology allows the engine to produce low exhaust emissions and optimal torque throughout the RPM range. It also eliminates the need for a choke, simplifying the starting procedure and reduces fuel consumption.The standard electronic water control feature allows for easy and efficient water flow adjustment during operation. The X2 air filtration system maintains an incredible 99.96 per cent cleaning efficiency and can be operated without maintenance for up to one year under normal cutting conditions.
A single blade for multiple job applications is exactly what the construction market needs. The 4X4 Max Cut from Norton Construction Products delivers fast, precise cuts in concrete, asphalt, stone/brick and steel. The increased segment height from the original 4X4 8.5 to10 mm, coupled with a premium diamond and metal bond segment geometry, extends the life of the blade. This new segment configuration added to the anti-crack gullets ensures safe, accurate cuts, time and time again. The stroboscopic depth indicators not only let you know how deep to cut each pass, but they also help the 4X4 Max cut cool.
Milwaukee’s eight-inch metal-cutting circular saw delivers faster, cooler, cleaner, more affordable metal cutting. Forget the showers of hot metal chips and sparks that were once an aerial threat on metal construction jobsites. The 6370 shears the metal, producing a virtually spark-free wake and cool, burr and scorch-free edges that don’t require post-cut finishing. Cool cut waste, in the form of metal shavings, is effectively contained with a durable magnesium blade shield and channeled into the saw’s integral ChipTank. Cool cutting also means that materials can be handled almost immediately following a cut, reducing downtime. The durable blade shield with an integral chiptank deflects/collects hot chips and sparks. The 6370 includes a plunge lever for fast, effective plunge cuts. The exclusive quick-release shield latch allows for fast waste disposal and blade changes. A 2 9/16-inch cut depth enables one-pass cuts through most common materials. The powerful 13-amp, 3,700-RPM motor drives premium cermet-tipped blades that cut faster, cleaner, and longer than other carbide-tipped or friction blades.
Variety of applications
Makita has introduced new concrete cutting solutions, with four 14-inch concrete cutting tools. For premium performance, the 14-inch MM4 power cutter (EK7651H), a four-stroke engine power cutter, can handle a range of applications. The EK7651H advantages include no fuel mixing, easier starts and superior handling with the retractable wheel kit. The powerful EK7301 can cut metal decking with its 73 cc engine and 5.1 maximum horsepower. For compact performance, the EK6101 weighs only 19.6 lbs., suitable for wall-cutting applications. For indoor applications, an ideal alternative to a gas-powered saw is the 14-inch SJS angle cutter (4114). Users will appreciate the power and capacity with zero emissions and improved dust extraction when used with the Makita Xtract Vac and vacuum attachment.