by Steve Laible on September 18, 2019
Arbortech AS175: Safer, Cleaner, Higher-Performance Brick Cutting Saw Technology
The Arbortech AS170 Saw was already a top-tier brick and blocking cutting saw, and now Arbortech has gone even further with the Arbortech AS175.
The AS175 comes with a more powerful motor, a more durable belt, and includes a heavy-duty dust boot, engineered specifically with safety, performance, and versatility as top priorities.
Safety & Cleanliness
Taking bricks out of a wall can be a messy job when using the traditional diamond blade on an angle grinder. Not only is the resulting airborne dust time-consuming to clean up, it can also be a serious health hazard for the operator and bystanders.
On the contrary, Arbortech’s AS175 Saw is cleaner, safer, faster, and does a better job than a diamond blade on an angle grinder. The AS175 is a completely dry cutting tool that utilizes unique patent orbital cutting technology to produce larger dust particles that fall to the ground (like pouring sand out of a bag) instead of becoming airborne dust. Even indoors, the AS175 makes it possible to cut brick out of a wall with very little clean up involved.
Another benefit of the AS175’s orbital cutting action and unique design is that there is very little kickback, providing a safer and a much more accurate cut than a diamond blade on an angle grinder. This unique saw is also designed to allow for clear visibility when cutting.
Other fantastic features include:
- 13 amp, 1400-watt motor
- Specially designed handle that reduces vibrations
- Rubber soft grip that makes it easy to hold for long stretches of time
- Built-in dust clearing centrifuge
- Vacuum connection to collect dust while cutting
- Automatic cut-off brushes (to prevent motor damage)
- Heavy duty Triple V belt
- 1 year limited warranty
The Arbortech AS175 also comes with an heavy-duty black nylon bag containing 3 sets of resharpenable tungsten blades — a set of General Purpose blades (for cutting larger joints, like those between concrete block), a set of Plunge blades (for removing bricks), and a set of Head-Joint blades (for tuck pointing), as well as a heavy duty dust boot.
The Arbortech AS175 can be used for many different applications including, but not limited to, toothing brick work, cutting out doorways, restoration work, cement block cutting, chasing in electrical conduits or plumbing pipe, cutting out for recessed wall lights, installing lintels, and much more. Make precise, clean, square cut outs without over cutting, faster, and in a safer manner, with the Arbortech AS175.
To learn more about the Arbortech AS175 Saw, contact Trowel Trades Supply today.