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Old 10-31-2018, 10:01 AM   #1
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Do Most Cutoff Saws Cut Thorugh Rebar Easily?


I need to do a pretty clean cut on a walkway to replace one section and it has 1/2" rebar @ 24" o.c. ea way.
Wondering if the Husqvarna cutoff saws can handle the rebar.
Looking at the Husqvarna K760 II 14" Gas Cutoff Saw.
Can't use a walk behind saw because I need to do flush cut against a riser on both sides. One up, one down.
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Yup it will cut right through it, Rebar is tough on the diamond blade so use water to help keep it cool.

You will be able to feel where the rebar is when cutting since you will feel the resistance


I have 2 k760s, they are good saws



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Re: Do Most Cutoff Saws Cut Thorugh Rebar Easily?


Thanks WindyCity.

I think I'm going to pull the trigger on a K970. Is there a blade you'd recommend for concrete/rebar?
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Pretty much any concrete blade will cut through the rebar. A better quality/more costly blade will last longer.

My question to you is, why are you thinking about the 970? That's a pretty big saw. Are you planning to do a whole lot of cut off work?
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You can run 16" blades on the 970, that cut almost 1" deeper... faster if you can hold on.....

But 16" diamond blades Cost quite a bit more with a lot fewer choices,

If your a strong man working on the ground the bigger saw might be more productive cutting cured concrete/rebar. ~97cc engine vs ~76cc engine

IMHO the drive belt is the weak point of most chainsaw style demo saws, 3-4 seconds with a stuck blade = black smoke and time for a new belt....

An K3000 electric saw (14") will cut at about 1/3rd the speed of the K760... I don't know if you could order a 240Volt version stateside???

K4000 I think is a 20 amp version of the K3000 electric...

Huskys parts/dealers will be around a long time, IMO

Using a pump up weed sprayer with the quik tach fitting for cutting fluid makes it a one man show
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IMHO the drive belt is the weak point of most chainsaw style demo saws, 3-4 seconds with a stuck blade = black smoke and time for a new belt....
Just curious, what do you mean by a "chainsaw style demo saw"? I've been around a long time, am I missing something?
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The original two stroke gasoline engine powered belt drive Round bladed masonry "Demo" saws were just chainsaw power head with a plugged lube oil tank...


The use of high volume power heads made the saws much cheaper per unit...

No Commercial job would ever allow the use of any hand held saw to cut any exposed masonry units....

If you regularly cut expose units with hand held saws, You are a BOOT IMHO.

Now, construction hand held saws have special air filter systems and just share power train parts.


Most electric demo saws are based on a beltless legacy 90 degree gear drive 7"-9" grinder ancestor....

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