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Saw Safety: Top Reason for Diamond Blade Failure

Premature blade wear, segment loss, and blades out of round. These all too common failures can all be caused by a bouncing blade. The source? Using a blade with a bushing. The solution? Eliminate bushings for optimal safety! Select a blade with the proper sized arbor to match your cut-off saw. While cutting, vibrations can cause a blade bushing to become off-center or knock loose, which will make your blade…
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Go Dustless, Esch can Help

Is dustless making you sleepless? Find your perfect dust-free solution and comply with the OSHA silica dust standard. OSHA will delay enforcement of the respirable crystalline silica standard for construction until September 23, 2017, to conduct additional outreach and provide educational materials and guidance for employers. For more information, view the news release here. These solutions can help: Vacuums Dust-Free Accessories EschXtraction Solutions iQ360x Learn more about the silica standard…
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Meet Adam, Esch’s new expert mechanic

We would like to introduce one of the Expert Mechanics at Esch Construction Supply, Stihl Gold certified mechanic, Adam Lawson. Adam brings with him a great knowledge base and passion for his trade. Adam will be running the full-service repair center at our new location in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There you’ll find the fastest tune-ups in the Midwest and parts that are always in stock.   Call Adam today at (262)…
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Cleaning your Soff-Cut blade block

  Ensuring a clean and ravel free joint when Soff-Cutting takes patience and skill. Once the process is understood, you need to ensure you are using the proper color Soff-Cut blade. The timing of your cut should be in the green zone. If you have a good working knowledge of green saw cutting and you still are producing a raveled, and spalled joint, most likely there is an issue with…
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Running Concrete Chain Saws

  Regardless of the Brand (ICS, Husqvarna, Stihl), concrete chain saws can be an effective tool for deep cutting through masonry and concrete walls for the installation of various openings such as egress windows and doorways. A few points to consider when running concrete chain saws. • Chain tension is critically important to the longevity of your saw’s power head, as well as the life of your chain. Proper chain…
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Prolong the Life of Your Electric Handheld Tool.

Handheld Grinder Overloading As with all handheld tools and diamond blades, pushing and overloading the tool is bound to cause issues. Gas powered saws have more power and are more forgiving by nature. However, with electric tools, care needs to be given and the proper blade(s) needs to be selected that has a diamond bond that is soft enough for the cutting situation. The following are some steps to remember…
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Diamond Blade Safety Warning

A recent bulletin from Stihl outlines a few blades that are unsafe to use on your Cut-Off Saws. Please keep these guidelines in mind while cutting. Wheels that are not approved for your cut-off machine may be more likely to shatter, break or cause other problems, such as wheel wobble and/or increased reactive forces. Use only wheels with approved RPM ratings for your cut-off machine. Consult the instruction manual for…
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Filter Life and Maintenance for Pulse Bac 576

Filter life and maintenance for the Pulse Bac 576 Today we discuss: Filter life and Maintenance for the Pulse Bac PB576. The PB576 is a self cleaning vacuum designed to give you max productivity and decreased labor hours due to it’s pulsing filter system. As you are grinding or cutting, the vacuum cycles with a pulse of air every 30 seconds “blowing out the filters” reducing suction for a fraction…
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