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Soff-Cut Saw Setup & 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:   Shop Soff-Cut Products From Esch Supply   Soff-Cut Saw Setup and Maintenance 1. Make sure the blade block pistons are moving…
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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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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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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! The ESCH ProCut Purple is our same-day blade that is used to cut concrete during its final set, ≈8-10 hours after it was poured. Cold weather causes concrete to take longer to cure (16-24 hours) which pushes the window that you can cut with the ESCH ProCut Purple back.  In some situations,…
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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 an efficient one. 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. Cut your downtime and stay dust-free with some of our favorite products below!…
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Husqvarna K 4000 Electric Cleaning and Maintenance

Properly maintaining your Husqvarna K4000 Electric Saw extends the life of your saw and saves you money!  Keeping your saw clean and maintained can minimize the risk of saw failure, tripping a breaker, or having to replace your saw due to excessive wear. Check out the Coach's Corner episode below on how to properly clean and maintain your Husqvarna K4000.   The Husqvarna K4000 Electric is a 14" wet saw…
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Dust-Free Tuckpointing Shroud from Metabo

Staying "dust-free" when you are cutting or grinding can be a tough task. Many contractors run into problems collecting dust while tuckpointing because they can't see how close the shroud and blade are to the surface they are cutting. This leads to dust escaping into the air and may end with possible OSHA violations. Watch how you can stay dust-free when you are tuckpointing in our Coach's Corner episode. The…
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How to Choose Your Cut-Off Concrete Saws

Cut-off saws are a powerful tool for contractors to cut concrete, asphalt, pipe, and more. How do you choose between gas-powered, corded electric, and battery-powered saws that best fit your project? Each saw has advantages and disadvantages. Choosing the right type of saw depends on the level of power and mobility required, and ease of operation. Take on your next cut with confidence by eliminating any time-wasting trial and error,…
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EZ Pump & Can

Save up to $90 an hour with the NEW EZ Pump & Can. Turn a 2 person job into 1 with this battery-powered, self-pressurizing pump can.  
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Selecting Your Soff-Cut Blades – Coach’s Corner

Selecting your Soff-Cut Blades. Soff-Cut blades are specially designed for early entry sawing. The purpose of using Soff-Cut blades is to minimize the risk of random cracking in concrete. The high production rate of Soff-Cut blades and the ability to cut 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…
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