Wall saws are typically used on vertical surfaces when a new doorway, window, or HVAC openings are needed. Wall sawing employs a diamond blade on a track-mounted system that can be used for vertical or horizontal cuts. These saws run on hydraulic or electric power and are also commonly referred to as concrete track saws. Wall sawing allows for precise cuts in both concrete and masonry structures.
Wall sawing can be performed up to 30" deep. Cutting can also be performed from both sides of the wall, creating a total depth of up to 60". If your opening requires a specific angle through the concrete, this saw can also accommodate that.
Typical applications include:
- Straight, smoothly finished openings in walls, ceilings, and floors
- Accurately sized fixture-ready openings
- Bevel cutting for a chamfered edge
- Flush cutting against the surface
Other Applications for Vertical Cutting Include Chain Ring Sawing or Hand Sawing
Chain ring sawing, or hand sawing, is commonly employed when general wall sawing cannot be performed. Handheld units can be gas, electric, or hydraulic. Hand sawing provides portable, quick cutting with minimal over-cuts. Like the wall saws and flat saws, the concrete chain saws can cut flush if needed. If we cannot utilize water in our cutting process, hand sawing can be accomplished dry. Specific dry sawing is available up to 4-1/2” deep by utilizing a protective cover and a HEPA vacuum. This “dry” process has been used in ceilings over surgical suites, data centers, and other sensitive environments.
Typical applications for concrete chain sawing include:
- Electrical or plumbing openings
- Ventilation and air conditioning openings
- Eliminating overcuts and corner cutting
- Small tightly-accessed areas
- Concrete beam and pipe cutting