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Walk-Behind Sawing Best Practices for Efficient Cutting

Use your walk-behind saw with more success by following our Walk-Behind Sawing Best Practices video.

Below is our full list of Walk-Behind Sawing Best Practices. Click here to download a PDF printable version.

Preparing Your Walk-Behind Saw

• Fill your saw with fresh, high-quality fuel. This will improve saw performance and extend useful life.

• Clean your saw after every use to avoid slurry build-up when wet cutting.

• Replace your air filter and oil after every 100 hours. Grease and check the blade shaft every 250 hours.

• Inspect the saw for cracks in the blade guard. Make sure belts are properly tensioned, per the owner’s manual specifications. Inspect the saw for loose nuts and bolts before running. 

• Inspect your diamond blade (wheel) for: visible segment loss, cracking segments, heat marks, core cracking, and/or undercutting. If any of these are found, take the blade out of service.

Lost Segment on a diamond bladeCracked Segment on a diamond blade


While Using Your Walk-Behind Saw

• Use a saw blade with the correct arbor & drive pin for safety and for the best overall performance.

• Use water when cutting concrete/asphalt to avoid silica exposure. Inspect water flow to ensure it is properly working and covering both sides of the diamond blade.

• For a 3-speed gearbox, make sure the RPM of the saw is matching the recommended RPM of the blade. See our Diamond Blade RPM breakdown.


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