When it comes to caring for the blade, there are several things to keep in mind. Ensuring that you have the right blade for the job is at the top of the list. Always rent your customers the correct blade for asphalt, green concrete or cured concrete, and likewise, for wet cutting versus dry cutting.
Be sure to tell customers to let the cutting speed dictate their travel speed, and not force the machine through the cut.
Since your saw’s blade and arbor will carry most of the work load for the day, make sure the blade is tight and in good condition before releasing the saw to your customer.
At the end of the day, the belts and blade have the greatest impact on the performance of a saw. Slipping belts will result in slower cutting speeds and a loose drive change will prevent the machine from moving forward at the most efficient feed rate. Get the most out of your concrete saws by ensuring they get the care and maintenance they need.
Information provided by Multiquip, Wacker Neuson and Saint-Gobain Abrasives/Norton Construction Products.