Step cutting for safety and productivity
Step cutting is essential when cutting deep depths. It promotes safety and increases a saw’s return on investment. Step cutting is simply the act of making an initial cut at a safe, shallow depth and then cutting the same line multiple times at deeper depths until the desired depth is reached.
The number of steps depend on application variables, such as the material being cut, saw size, and needed depth and width.
Operators of walk-behind or self-propelled saws should not cut to a saw’s maximum cutting depth in one pass. Cutting too much per pass can be unsafe, cause blade damage and produce incorrect cuts. Encouraging rental customers and contractors to step cut can be better for the machine, increase blade life and help get their desired results safely.
Read Making The Cut EDCO’s contribution to Rental Management Magazine, on the profitability of Sawing Equipment.