Source: MASONRY CONSTRUCTION MAGAZINE
Publication date: February 1, 2007
By MASONRY CONSTRUCTION Staff Reciprocating saw has ergonomic design
The WSR 1400-PE reciprocating saw features a smart power system that maintains blade speed under load and reduces cutting time. The saw is ergonomically designed with a vibration control, front hand grip, comfort side handle, and keyless blade clamp. The saw's orbital action is powered by a 13.5-amp motor with six speed settings.
Hilti Inc., 800-879-8000, www.us.hilti.com Machine cuts deep into masonry
The TS 800 Cutquik cut-off machine works deep into masonry, stone, and steel. The user doesn't feel uncomfortable, fatiguing movement, even at 9000 rpm, due to the tool's five-point, dual element anti-vibration system. The machine comes with a specially-designed cart so it can do the work of walk-behind equipment for certain jobs.
Stihl Inc., 800-467-8445, www.stihlusa.com Handheld tool makes square cut
The 603GC cut-off saw provides an alternative to other handheld masonry and concrete cutting tools. The saw is capable of plunge cutting to 10 in. and creates a square opening with no overcuts in material as thick as 9 in. The product has a rear port air intake and filtration system designed for wet cutting aggregate materials.
ICS Blount Inc., 800-321-1240, www.icsbestway.com Dry-cut saw works in tight spots
The CM4SB2 4-in. masonry saw moves smoothly through tile, marble, granite, concrete brick, and similar materials. It withstands tough conditions in a dry-cutting environment. A specially-sealed armature and switch protect the tool from dust and debris and minimize vibration and noise. Its short edge-to-blade distance makes it easy to cut in tight spaces.
Hitachi Power Tools, 800-829-4752, www.hitachipowertools.com
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