This process can involve a ring saw or chain saw as both techniques are ideal for cutting door and window openings. We find these hand-held portable devices to be ideal on construction or demolition sites where there is limited access or workspace.
As the name suggests, a diamond chain saw uses a chain with diamond-tipped teeth. These teeth are able to slice through reinforced concrete with ease and can also perform plunge cuts. These handheld chain saws are quick and easy to operate and are best used for straight line cuts, with right-angle corners.
As diamond chain sawing is a precise hand-held process, it is useful for creating an opening where over-cutting is to be avoided. The depths to which diamond chain saws can cut, make them perfect for creating doors and windows in older stone-built buildings with thicker walls. The process is also dust, fume and vibration free, making it popular for delicate internal projects like renovations and conversions.
Like the chain saw, the diamond ring saw is a hand-held device powered by hydraulics that require a water supply. The diameter of the diamond blade is important in determining the depth of the cut with the saw able to achieve a maximum depth of 250mm. The benefits of the ring saw are that it is fairly quiet to operate and cuts with virtually no vibration at all. Because it also creates no fumes or dust, ring sawing is ideal for internal projects or confined spaces.