Complete your toughest cutting with our heavy-duty cut-off saws - also known as abrasive saws or chop saws. We offer hand held saws and tabletop saws that are ideal for slicing through tough materials efficiently. United Rentals offers multiple sizes. With our gas-powered models, you can move around your worksite without worrying about wires or outlets. If you need a fume-free environment and have electric power available, we have efficient electric saws as well. These saws will handle cutting through the toughest materials such as concrete, stone and asphalt.
FAQs about Cut-Off Saws & Blades
Can you cut a concrete block with a circular saw?
- Our cut-off saws are designed to cut through all kinds of tough materials such as cement, metal and asphalt. We have multiple sizes available depending on the cutting depth you need.
What size cut-off saw do I need?
- We offer a range of cutting depths for our cut-off saws. Our 12 in. saw has a cutting depth of up to 4 in., our 14 in. saw has a cutting depth of 5 in., and our 16 in. saw has a cutting depth of 6 in. All three of these cut-off saws would cut through rebar and asphalt easily. If you need a cutting depth of more than 6 in., check out our street saws.
Can I cut aluminum with a miter saw?
- A miter saw with a blade made to cut non-ferrous metals can cut through aluminum, but it may eject a lot of sparks that could be uncomfortable or dangerous. However, our cut-off saws will cut through many types of metal.
Can I use a metal cutting blade on an abrasive chop saw?
- Yes, you can use a metal cutting blade on an abrasive chop saw - or cut-off saw - just be aware that this could cause a lot of sparking during use, so use proper precautions. Check the rating of the blade and chop saw before using it on metal. We have multiple options available.
Can I use an abrasive chop saw to cut wood?
- Yes, you can cut wood with a chop saw, as long as you use a woodcutting blade. Metal-cutting blades differ from woodcutting blades. Metal-cutting blades actually grind through metal and concrete, rather than cut. Woodcutting blades on miter saws have teeth that bite into the wood and cut through it.