The Importance of Inspecting Your Belt Guard

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Cut-Off Concrete Saws are indispensable tools in the construction and masonry industry, making precision cuts in concrete, asphalt, and other tough materials. To ensure both safety and efficiency on the job site, it is important to pay close attention to the condition of your cutoff concrete saw's belt before each use.


In this blog post, we will delve into the pivotal reasons why inspecting the belt on your cutoff concrete saw is crucial for a successful and secure cutting experience.

Belt tension is an important factor in saw performance. A worn or slipping belt robs power from the saw and decreases productivity while cutting. Before cutting follow these steps to ensure proper saw performance:


1) Inspect the belt for cracks

2) Inspect for missing “ribs”

3) Check the belt pulley both at the blade spindle and clutch for any burrs or burning spots.


Burrs on pulleys will slowly wear through and break the belt, causing you to have downtime. After inspecting or replacing the belt, reassemble the cutting arm and ensure proper belt tension. Failing to apply tension will cause premature wear and allow the belt to burn, which may make repairs more costly. As always, please refer to your owner’s manual for correct procedures and safety considerations when performing these repairs.

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