Floor saws are used to cut roads, pavements and other concrete surfaces. The majority of roadworks in the UK include a floor saw as ultimately, the road needs to be sectioned in order to replace the surface or access the area underneath.

Norton Clipper’s CS451 has been the market leading road saw for several years, due to its quality and efficiency. Innovations to increase comfort and efficiency have maintained this position.

Floor Saw Tarmac

Much of the structure of a floor saw exists in order to increase the comfort for the user, and the alternative of using a hand-mounted disc cutter would be incredibly inefficient. The most apparent feature is the size of the machine which enables the user to be in a standing/walking position. The handlebars are adjustable to cater to the individual height of any user and special absorbers in the handle help create.

Diamond Blades for Road Cutting

As with many industrial cutting machines, most floor saws benefit from a wet-cutting option. This can improve the durability of the blade as it doesn’t get too hot in operation. It is imperative to maintain gradual, incremental pressure and angle when using the saw, so as not to exert too much pressure on the blade and its housing.

The blade RPM speed of a typical floor saw is somewhere between 2000 and 3000 revolutions per minute. The array of blades from Norton Clipper ensures that there is a blade out there for every application. The higher quality blades give the best results, but it is often worth considering a less expensive blade from the ‘classic’ or ‘pro’ range for projects that don’t warrant the extra performance.

To preserve the lifespan of the highest performing blades, deeper cuts should be done in two stages; firstly using a small diameter blade, then using the larger diameter diamond blade. This reduces the cutting time of the more expensive blade and makes the whole project more efficient.