Cut-off saws are among the most useful tools for contractors. They can cut concrete, asphalt, pipe, and more. What’s the difference between a gas-powered saw, an electric saw, or a battery-powered saw? It is important to note that each saw has advantages and disadvantages. Power and mobility requirements, as well as ease of use, all play a role in choosing the correct type of saw. Keep your day productive by avoiding any time-wasting trial-and-error, and take on your next cut with confidence.
- Gas-Powered Concrete Saws: Gas-powered saws are the most powerful and are designed for the toughest jobs. They are available in various sizes from 12″ to 18″ to cut materials like concrete, asphalt, and steel. Although gas-powered saws are heavier, they provide a quick and accurate cut. Gas-powered saws require less initial investment to buy. They require constant refueling with gas and oil mix and usually have a higher repair cost than electric and battery-powered saws.
- Electric Concrete Saws: Electric saws are easy to start, lightweight power cutters perfect for cutting concrete, asphalt, and stone. Electric concrete saws offer a lower upfront cost and don’t need to be consistently refueled. They do often require an extension cord to increase mobility due to its cord. These saws are ideal for general purpose jobs, specifically indoor applications because the operator can work with zero emissions.
- Battery-Powered Concrete Saws: Battery-powered saws are the lightest and provide the most mobility of the concrete saws. Being powered by lithium-ion rechargeable batteries, these saws are low-maintenance tools but will need to be recharged between projects. Battery-powered saws are very easy to start, making them a go-to saw for any contractor with the right application. These saws are ideal for cutting indoor and residential areas due to zero emissions and quieter noise.
If you need help choosing a concrete cut-off saw, call Rentalex at (813)971-9990. Our rental representatives can help you selecting the right cut-off saw for your cutting application and make sure you take on your next cut with total confidence!