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These things have been on my radar now for a while. Prohibitively expensive mind you but I'm entertaining it. 

 

Anyone got any experience with them?

 

Of course, superb for cutting holes in walls etc but what I have in mind is sticking one in the ground to cut through absolutely whatever may be there, dirt, concrete and roots?

 

Not sure if this is viable?

 

Ta

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4 hours ago, forestboy1978 said:

These things have been on my radar now for a while. Prohibitively expensive mind you but I'm entertaining it. 

 

Anyone got any experience with them?

 

Of course, superb for cutting holes in walls etc but what I have in mind is sticking one in the ground to cut through absolutely whatever may be there, dirt, concrete and roots?

 

Not sure if this is viable?

 

Ta

Don’t buy the stihl chain it’s cheaply made and doesn’t last

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2 hours ago, felixthelogchopper said:

Would a Terrasaur blade do the job? It would be a lot cheaper if you already have the saw for it. 

 

http://www.premierdiamondproducts.co.uk/terrasaur-carbide-blades

I have that exact blade and I don't rate it. Not very good at cutting anything frankly. Not that you can get a disc cutter more than 8 inches or so down a hole. 

 

You can get those long reach twin blade disc cutters which it would fit and perhaps be of good use but you're look at 1500 for the cutter and then x2 terrassaur blades. Problem being they wont last long if you're hitting concrete a lot of the time. 

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I don’t rate any of the stihl diamond chainsaw products, made cheaply in Israel so I’m told, the diamond is suspect and the bonding agent very general not very good at cutting anything but cuts most materials, use mine to cut concrete slabs but make sure the chain doesn’t touch sub base or soil. I much prefer the hydraulic saws  more hassle but far better results and the ability to go to a 20 inch bar

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On 25/05/2019 at 11:19, forestboy1978 said:

These things have been on my radar now for a while. Prohibitively expensive mind you but I'm entertaining it. 

 

Anyone got any experience with them?

 

Of course, superb for cutting holes in walls etc but what I have in mind is sticking one in the ground to cut through absolutely whatever may be there, dirt, concrete and roots?

 

Not sure if this is viable?

 

Ta

dont.

 

you will use a chain per hole.

 

we had one on hire to slot a 600mm footing, was blunt as cheese after 20 mins.

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4 hours ago, donnk said:

dont.

 

you will use a chain per hole.

 

we had one on hire to slot a 600mm footing, was blunt as cheese after 20 mins.

Wrong chain,too little water,too much pressure, usually can sharpen chain by puttting sharp sand in the cut, should have cut more

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On 25/05/2019 at 16:09, dumper said:

Don’t buy the stihl chainsaw  it’s cheaply made and doesn’t last

Fixed ;) k

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