Ripper – Asphalt/Green Concrete (14″)
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Cut asphalt, green concrete and block
The Ripper (Asphalt) is for the professional contractor who demands an excellent tool performance at a low initial cost. Designed specifically to make easy cuts in road surfaces.
Featuring full radius undercut protection segments with a heavy diamond concentration for extended service life and enhanced cutting ability.
This blade is optimized for cutting asphalt. The full U-shaped slots help with heat distribution when cutting asphalt, maintaining the condition of the blade. Of course, it has a hard bond required for cutting softer materials.
The Ripper (Asphalt) is great for cutting green concrete, asphalt, and soft abrasive masonry materials such as concrete block.
Quality Level: Professional Grade
Medium/Hard Materials: Asphalt/Cut Cured Concrete/Med. Pavers/Med. Brick/Concrete Pipe/Limestone
Equipment: Masonry Saws/Low HP Saws/High-Speed Saws
How to Use:
- Make sure that you have chosen the proper blade for the application.
- Assure that the saw blade flange, shaft and guard are in good condition. Check your manufacturer’s user guide for safety precautions.
- Mount the blade in the proper rotation. Check for an arrow on the saw blade or look at the diamond segment to determine the direction. The diamond in the matrix appears as a “comet” with a diamond head and a “tail” following behind. The direction of the blade follows the “comet”.
- When cutting through a slab, make sure that you clear the blade from the cut before the slab shifts. If not, you could pinch the blade between the slabs immediately inhibiting the blade and possibly tearing away segments.
- To remove the blade, cut it free from the slab using another blade instead of pulling it out or risk bending the core.
Tips & Tricks:
Never force the blade to cut, allow the weight of the saw to be the cutting pressure. Always keep the RPMs of the saw constant.
Start by making a very shallow ½” cut to establish a base guide.
If the blade becomes dull, cut a concrete block to re-dress the blade.
Anything that is extremely abrasive or fine should be cut with a material specific blade.