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Diamond Wire verse Diamond Chain Saw cutting

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  • Diamond Wire verse Diamond Chain Saw cutting

    So you've seen all the publicity the new cutting medias (diamonds) are getting and it seems like the chainsaw is the way to go...well they are safer than the chop saws (quickie saws), but they fix one problem and create two more:

    They still put non-cutting material into the cut, this fixes the kicking problem (the non cutting backer bar is stationary) but still makes it easy for a pipe in compression to pinch the saw. If you still feel chainsaws are the answer, buy an extra one to cut free the one stuck in the pipe Compare that to the Diamond Wire that only has cutting media in the pipe and cuts on all sides; so as the pipe compresses the wire just keeps cutting on the sides

    They also cut slower, which means a much longer time an operator must apply cutting pressure. Given the standard input source, HTMA class 2 (8 GPM @ 2,000 PSI), the chain saw will scrub off 1/3 of the available horsepower from the friction between the chain and the supporting backer. This leads to more back injuries and a longer time ingesting exhaust fumes Compare that to the DW Guillotine that carries the wire on bearing mounted wheels, so all available HP goes right into the cutting wire

    Chain saws still have a very large exposed cutting media unprotected, the operator who must apply the cutting force must also be weary of their footing and available slip and the tool quickly becomes a very dangerous weapon Compare that to the DW Guillotine that protects the operator by guarding the wire and controls the motion of the wire by securing to the pipe

    Chain saws also don't live up to their hype on cutting life. They have one cutting surface that never changes, < 10 cuts later your will be back in the office writing requisitions for replacement chains and backers Compare that to the DW Guillotine that has a very long wire which twists as it rotates, cutting evenly on all sides like a drill bit

    Don't believe me, ask to have a side by side demonstration or watch the video below.