Water Connections: Pipe Cutting with Control

The PowerGrit technology provides improved safety and control, no rotational kickback, single-side access and the time savings aspect of reduced excavation.

The ICS® power cutter with PowerGrit® pipe cutting chain is the world’s largest water company’s tool of choice when cutting pipe in the trench.
The ICS® power cutter with PowerGrit® pipe cutting chain is the world’s largest water company’s tool of choice when cutting pipe in the trench.

Historically, private water companies and public municipalities cut pipe with general-purpose cut-off saws. But when cutting the lower third of a pipe, this method can produce rotational kickback, a rapid reaction force created when a blade slows or stops suddenly. Because safety is a top priority for these companies, they began looking for ways to solve this problem.

Many of these companies and private utilities found a solution by switching to ICS, which has had an overwhelmingly positive impact. Pipe-cutting operators now have more control, with safer and more comfortable positioning. And with a greater cutting depth, the lower third of a pipe is now more accessible, reducing excavation and allowing for faster main repairs. That’s good news for water companies — and even better news for their customers, who’ve seen a reduction in service downtime during repairs.

The PowerGrit technology provides improved safety and control, no rotational kickback, single-side access and the time savings aspect of reduced excavation. The ICS® power cutter with PowerGrit® pipe cutting chain is the world’s largest water company’s tool of choice when cutting pipe in the trench. WW

ICS Blount is exhibiting at WEFTEC.19, booth 6124. Learn more at www.icsdiamondtools.com.

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