Ring saws are cutting tools which are typically used to cut into concrete or for making cuts into brick walls for windows or doors, for example.

They are particularly useful for confined spaces and for areas that are hard to reach.

Ring saws are one of the more underestimated tools in the average work van, despite the fact they are extremely versatile and sport a number of benefits.

When to Use Ring Saws

Ring saws are a handheld saw, and this means that they can be used to cut areas that you wouldn’t be able to reach with a bigger saw.

Ring saws can cut to depths of up to 150mm and can cut through very hard materials. They also offer a good degree of precision.

You can use a ring saw to cut the following[1]:

– Stone

– Concrete

– Marble

– Glass

– Granite

If you need to insert a window, a new door frame, or a small space for a vent, then a ring saw is the best option.

Improved Safety

Ring saws are powerful but they are also safer than bigger saws and are less likely to cause serious injuries.

One of the reasons for this is the blade of a ring saw doesn’t have teeth. Instead, the blade has abrasive bumps.

This means that even though human skin will still be damaged by accidental contact, the damage is less severe than a blade that has teeth.

Longer Lasting

Another benefit of ring saws is that the saw operates by spinning, rather than vibrating.

This means that the saw will not wear out as quickly, and it also means that the cuts are cleaner.

A vibrating concrete cutter can cause damage to more delicate materials, but a spinning saw gives a smoother and cleaner cut.

Since ring saws are handheld, they are easy to work with, and they are a good choice if you want to avoid accidental overcuts[2].

Choosing a Blade

There are a few different kinds of blades for ring saws, and it’s important to choose the right one for the job.

Abrasive blades are good for precise cuts, but they can kick up plumes of dust. They also tend to get very hot.

If you are doing jobs that may last for a while, then you might want to look at a different type of blade to avoid this issue.

Wet cutting blades are fast and clean. They rely on water to cool the blade and to keep the area being cut dust-free.

Wet-cutting blades cut quickly and are nicer to use because you don’t have to worry about inhaling any of the concrete dust while cutting[3].  

Unfortunately, you need a special saw to use this kind of blade.  

However, if you are doing just one big job, then you could save a lot of money by renting a saw or hiring an expert company to do this on your behalf.

The best blades for ring saws are diamond blades. These have large numbers of small diamonds glued to the blade.

Diamonds are very strong and sharp and can cut through a variety of hard materials with ease.

If a diamond saw blade is not cutting, then it’s most likely that the material you are working with is too soft.

If you are working on lots of smaller projects, a ring saw is the best choice because it is affordable, practical, and precise.

Ring saws can handle difficult materials, including very thick concrete, and can be used in areas where you normally wouldn’t be able to reach with a chain saw.

If you are looking for a specialist concrete cutting company who uses only the best practices to get the job done right, then please call us at Megasaw  on 1300 920 419 or contact us through our website https://www.megasaw.com.au/contact-us/