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Concrete Cutting Efficiency: Step Cutting

Step Cutting is recommended when using a walk-behind saw for optimal blade and saw performance. It is a method of cutting concrete where the operator makes incremental cuts into the concrete at a partial depth until the desired depth of cut is reached.  This technique helps prevent premature blade wear and segment loss. The number of steps depends on the material being cut, the saw size, and the needed depth…
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Extend The Life of Your Equipment

Extending your equipment life is important to maximize your investment, keep your team up and running, and in years where there are equipment or parts shortages, save you time calling around to see who has saws in stock.
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Virtual Saw and Blade Safety Training

Training done YOUR way! Esch Saw and Blade Safety Training is now also available as virtual training! Get extensive training for you and your crew from our Saw and Blade Experts over an online call. Our training will cover diamond blade selection, how to maximize productivity from your blades, and how to prevent diamond blade failures. Other topics covered are cut-off saw selection and maintenance, cut-off saw kickback prevention, and…
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Avoid Saw Kickbacks: Cut-off Saw Safety

Kickbacks occur when the blade on the saw pinches or stalls in the material you are cutting. The force of the blade causes the saw to be thrown out of the cut and in some cases back at the operator. By knowing how to safely use your cut-off saw you can avoid kickbacks and be more productive.    1. Let Your Saw Do The Work Applying too much pressure when…
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Selecting Your Dust Vacuums: Husqvarna S-Series Vacuums

Concrete dust vacuums are a necessity to any contractor cutting, grinding, or polishing concrete. Working safely on a jobsite includes managing your exposure to silica dust, which requires a demand for dust-control equipment. The lineup of concrete dust vacuums from Husqvarna covers your dust control needs for any concrete cutting, grinding, or polishing situation. Make sure you get the most productivity from your concrete dust vacuum by selecting the right…
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Get Your Equipment Ready for the Winter

As the weather changes, it is time to start thinking about winterizing your equipment. Depending on the frequency you will be using your saw throughout the winter, these 3 fuel-related strategies will help see your equipment through the cold season.   Frequent Use of Equipment Throughout Winter – If you plan to be using your saw weekly, stick with non-oxygenated fuel. This is the best way to dodge phase separation. Even…
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How Cold Weather Impacts Soff-Cut Blade Selection

    Are your Soff-Cut blades not cutting the way they're supposed to? THE PROBLEM MIGHT NOT BE A BAD BLADE! Make sure the timing of the cut is correct first! As temperatures get cooler concrete takes longer to set. In warmer weather, concrete slabs are generally ready to be cut 8-10 hours after they are poured. Whereas in cooler weather, concrete takes longer to set so your early-entry cutting…
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Esch Pink Next Day Blade: Cutting for a Cause

  The Esch Pink Next Day Blade is an exclusive early entry blade. This blade is specifically designed to cut cured/next day concrete. This allows you to come back the next day after pouring a slab and cut. It also expands the same-day cutting window allowing you to get on the concrete later. (When you are out of the Green Zone™). Use this blade when your typical early-entry blade stops…
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Dust-Free Solutions from Esch Construction Supply

Featured Dust-Free Solutions from Esch Construction Supply! Working dust-free not only creates a safer job site but creates efficient ones. Each of the following solutions will increase your productivity and save you money. Dust-free solutions save on time and equipment wear and tear while cutting concrete. We have dust-free solutions for any unique concrete cutting situation. Some of our favorite products are featured below! To find your ideal dust-free solutions,…
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