The Different Types of Concrete Cutting

by Cutting In Core Drilling Sydney

As any expert in concrete cutting Sydney wide will tell you, cutting concrete is a specialist task that not only requires specialist equipment, but it requires experience and expertise.

In order to make clean holes and openings in walls, floors and ceilings requires powerful tools that produce clean, straight edges and an operator who knows how to use these tools safely and to their best advantage.

There are two broad categories of concrete cutting; dry sawing and wet sawing, within which are included a number of techniques for specific situations such as wire sawing and ring sawing.

What is Dry Concrete Sawing?

Usually used for large-scale projects, dry concrete cutting is a quick and easy method used to cut large amounts of concrete. However, this method produces lots of dust, so can only be utilised when there is good ventilation and the operators must wear protective masks at all times.

Dry sawing is carried out with saws containing diamond blades that have been specially designed to reduce the amount of dust produced and to prevent the saw from overheating.

What is Wet Sawing?

As the name suggests, wet sawing uses a steady stream of water to dampen down the dust and so this method can safely be used in confined areas. The water not only helps to minimise the amount of dust, but it also keeps the blade cooler, thus prolonging the life of the blade.

Wire Cutting for Specific Shapes and Precise Sizes

When it’s important to make an accurate cut into reinforced concrete, wire sawing is used. Diamond embedded cables enable the operator to make cuts of a specific size or shape while keeping vibration to a minimum.

Specialist Concrete Cutting

Prior to the introduction of new specialist equipment, the methods utilised would often leave rough edges which needed to be refinished. In the worst-case scenario, the cutting process would actually damage the structure leading to costly repairs.

With today’s modern tools, concrete cutting, including concrete floor sawing in Sydney has become a more precise science with less dust and much smoother cut edges. The saws also produce fewer vibrations, which make it easier and more comfortable for the operators to use the equipment.

It’s a Job for the Professionals

As you can see, concrete cutting isn’t for the novice. It’s a job that’s best left to the professionals. Fortunately, there are many concrete cutting specialists in Sydney. However, before you do let them loose on your concrete, always check out their credentials and experience before you engage their services.


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