Rent a Concrete Saw
Rent a Concrete Saw
Rent a concrete saw to match the applicationMaking sure that you rent the best concrete saw for your particular application goes a long way to ensure that you complete your project successfully.
- Cut-off concrete saw. Rent this handheld concrete saw for cutting overhead or through walls. In addition to concrete, cut stone, asphalt and steel with a cut-off concrete saw. These saws commonly use 12- to 18-inch blades for making 4- to 10-inch cuts. Power sources for cut-off concrete saws include gas, electricity, air or hydraulics.
- Walk-behind concrete saw. Also referred to as a pavement saw, this rental concrete saw works well for cutting concrete floors or pavement. Power options include electricity, air, gas, diesel and propane. Walk-behind concrete saws come in manual models that often use 10- to 18-inch blades or self-propelled models that use 16- to 36-inch or greater blades.
- Concrete chain saw. This rental option provides a means of accomplishing tough concrete cuts, commonly as deep as 14 inches or more. You can rent gas, hydraulic or pneumatic models. In addition to straight cuts, concrete chain saws allow you to accomplish square, plunge, corner or irregular cuts.
- Concrete crack saw. Rent this type of concrete saw to enlarge irregular cracks in concrete for repairing.
- Green concrete saw. The design of this concrete saw allows you to cut concrete that has not cured fully to create joints for controlling concrete cracking or to make decorative cuts. Green concrete saws come in both handheld and either manual or self-propelled walk-behind models.
- Accessories. When you rent a concrete saw, make sure to pick up the proper accessories, such as blades, personal protective equipment, two-cycle engine oil, filters, etc. Diamond blades work well for concrete demolition work, but some applications require specialty blades. Many rental stores offer these accessories for your convenience.
Considerations when renting a concrete sawFactors that determine which concrete saw you should rent include the power source available, the material you will cut, how deep you need to cut it and the amount of cutting necessary. Your ARA-affiliated rental store professionals can assist you in choosing the best concrete saw to rent for your purposes.
- Type. It is important to rent an appropriate concrete saw the application. For instance, cutting and removing a concrete floor using a walk-behind concrete saw is easier than with a hand-held concrete saw.
- Power source. Gas, diesel, propane, electricity, air or hydraulic pressure may power concrete saws. Electric, hydraulic and pneumatic concrete saws do not produce exhaust fumes, which makes them ideal for indoor use. Lighter, hydraulic concrete saws provide high-torque cutting in tight quarters. Gas or propane concrete saws offer more portability for outside applications.
- Manual vs. self-propelled. Not only do self-propelled saws make cutting easier, they also often support larger blades than manual saws do. Larger blades allow them to make deeper cuts.
- Water kit capabilities. Keep dust down, cool the blade, and minimize wear when cutting concrete and stone with a water kit.
- Dust collection systems. Some concrete saw rentals hook up to a vacuum to collect dust created by dry cutting.
- Other features. When selecting a concrete saw to rent, other features to consider include blade capacity, cutting depth, horsepower and a dust diverter to prevent dust from covering up the saw line.
Benefits of renting a concrete sawThe phrase, “set in stone,” alludes to the permanence of materials, such as concrete. Still, when the time arrives to cut or remove concrete, renting a tough, concrete saw makes the work possible. Consider these advantages of renting a concrete saw.
- Multiple applications. Rented concrete saws are able to cut through concrete walls and floors to create openings for windows and doors or for installing pipes or ducts. They also cut concrete for repair or removal, as well as to create control joints in concrete before it cures.
- Versatile. Rented concrete saws can cut through not only concrete, but also rebar-reinforced concrete, stone and steel. This makes them ideal for demolition work.
- Clean and precise. Unlike other methods of concrete demolition, such as using a jackhammer, rented concrete saws let you make precise, clean cuts that will leave surrounding areas undamaged. They also create less dust and noise than jackhammers do.
- Renting saves money. When you need a concrete saw, nothing else will do. Since most people do not need a concrete saw often, renting one offers a cost-effective alternative to buying expensive equipment, only to store it for most of its life.