Utility Saw Provides Advanced Solution for Cutting Ductile Iron Pipe

Cutting pipe in a confined space, such as a trench, requires workers to balance safety and productivity when choosing the right tool for the job.

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Cutting pipe in a confined space, such as a trench, requires workers to balance safety and productivity when choosing the right tool for the job.

Cutoff saws are quick but require a lot of access under and around the pipe and risk rotational kickback injuries. Likewise, guillotine saws eliminate rotational kickback but require extra setup time and may not fit in the workspace.

The new ICS® 680PG Utility Saw, with PowerGrit®, addresses both safety and productivity at the same time when used for cutting ductile iron pipe. The saw fits into small spaces, and its 76.5-cc, 5-horespower engine has more than enough power to tackle up to a 10-inch diameter ductile iron pipe.

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The new ICS 680PG Utility Saw, with PowerGrit, addresses both safety and productivity at the same time when used for cutting ductile iron pipe.

Sometimes it’s not practical or possible to excavate the bottom of the pipe, or another pipe or obstruction is interfering with access. However, PowerGrit technology can push-cut through the pipe with the tip of the saw, thus allowing users to cut from one position without needing full access around the pipe.

Best of all, they need far less excavation and effort than required by prior methods - eliminating the need to excavate all the way around a ductile iron water pipe and crawl underneath to complete a cut. Further, unlike most circular cut-off saws, the 680PG-10 won’t suffer drive belt slips when conditions in the trench get wet because it uses a direct-drive clutch.

For more information about ICS, visit icsdiamondtools.com.

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