Soff-Cut Early-Entry

Best Practices for Making Relief Cuts in Concrete

Making relief cuts in concrete is an overlooked technique that extends the life of concrete by controlling random cracking. Adhere to the following list of best practices will ensure your relief cuts are made confidently!

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About Soff-Cut® Early-Entry Blades

Explore Soff-Cut early-entry concrete blades, a revolutionary technology in concrete cutting. Minimize random cracking in concrete thanks to this new concrete cutting technique.

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About Soff-Cut® Saws

Husqvarna’s Soff-Cut® saws are a unique patent that is designed for Ultra Early Entry™ concrete sawing. This system enables concrete to be cut within one to two hours before the final set.

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Concrete Cutting Tips: Concrete Joint Protectors

Joint protectors are essential when cutting concrete to prevent cracks and damage in the surrounding structures. Green concrete is a rigid material that tends to crack when subjected to stress.

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How the Esch ProCut Purple Blade Enhances Early-Entry Cutting

Recently, Superior Masonry Builders completed a large flatwork project and saw great success using a Soff-Cut® Saw and Early-Entry Concrete Blades. They achieved cleaner cuts, decreased the number of blades they used, and maintained maximum equipment efficiency throughout the job.

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Soff-Cut® Saw Setup and Maintenance

Soff-Cut® Saws are a great tool to eliminate the chance of cracking in green concrete. These early entry saws need to be set up and maintained properly to maximize your efficiency. Jack Tuckner, one of Esch's Soff-Cut® experts, explains what you should do before running your Soff-Cut® saws.

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Avoid Ravelled Early-Entry Concrete Joints

Clean Soff-Cut joints are a mark of a skilled concrete contractor. Here are some tips from our concrete cutting experts on how you can ensure clean Soff-Cut joints and avoid ravelling or spalling.

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How Cold Weather Impacts Soff-Cut Blade Selection

When it comes to concrete cutting, choosing the right tools and equipment is crucial to achieving a clean and precise result. One often overlooked factor that can significantly affect the outcome of your concrete cutting project is the weather. In particular, cold weather can have a profound impact on the selection of Soff-Cut® blades.

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Cutting for a Cure - Esch's Next Day Pink Blade

The Esch Pink Next Day Blade is an exclusive early-entry blade designed to cut next-day concrete with a same-day saw. This allows you to return the day after pouring a slab and make the relief cuts. It also expands the same-day cutting window allowing you to get on the concrete later.

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Coach's Corner - How to Break In Your Soff-Cut® Early-Entry Blades

Breaking in your Soff-Cut blade before using it can give your blades a longer life and a cleaner cut. Breaking in a blade exposes the diamonds in the segments which not only allows the blade to cut faster but prolongs the life of the soff-cut early-entry blades.

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Early-Entry Concrete Cutting Takes a Step Forward - Husqvarna x150E

The Husqvarna Soff-Cut 150E is an electric Soff-Cut saw specifically designed for indoor early-entry cutting. The 150E is the newest early entry saw from Husqvarna designed for light commercial and residential concrete cutting. The most prominent feature is the smooth, clean joint cuts it makes due to the low vibration of the saw.

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Coach's Corner - Fix Ravelled Concrete Joints Cuts

Ravelled early-entry concrete joints are a nightmare for concrete contractors. When relief joints are poorly executed and become ravelled, they fail to effectively mitigate stresses, leading to an increased likelihood of unsightly surface cracks and potential structural issues.

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Coach's Corner - Selecting Early-Entry Blades

Ensure you are selecting the right Soff-Cut® blade based on the timing of your cut and the aggregate of the material you are cutting. The high production rate of Soff-Cut blades and the ability to cut on the same day make Soff-Cut the best option for cutting green concrete.

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About the Husqvarna Soff-Cut® System

Concrete cutting is a critical aspect of construction, renovation, and maintenance projects. Whether it's for sidewalks, driveways, or industrial floors, achieving clean and controlled cuts is essential for a successful outcome. One groundbreaking solution that has transformed the concrete cutting landscape is the Husqvarna Soff-Cut® System.

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Dust-Free Early-Entry Concrete Cutting with EschXtractor 4150

Esch Xtraction Solutions eliminates dust and saves you time. Combine the Xtractor 4150 shroud and Xtractor Vac with your Soff-Cut 150 saw for a completely dust-free cut. Sold as a complete kit or add our solution to your Soff-Cut 150 saw.

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Cleaning Your Soff-Cut Saw Blade Block

Ensuring a clean and ravel-free relief cut when cutting early-entry concrete takes patience and skill. The timing of the cut and the blade spec play a large part in the quality of your joints.

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Early-Entry Concrete Blade Selection Guide

Early-entry concrete blades are specially designed for cutting newly poured concrete with a soff-cut saw. The purpose of using Soff-Cut blades is to minimize the risk of random cracking in concrete. The high production rate and the ability to cut on the same day make Soff-Cut the best option for cutting green concrete. Make sure you are selecting the right Soff-Cut blade based on the timing of your cut and the aggregate of the material you are cutting.

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