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Yes, No 4 or 5 (12 or 16 mm) bar is not a problem. Anything over number 8 (25 mm) is difficult. Large amounts of rebar will reduce chain life. Caution: Rebar or steel must be surrounded by concrete or aggregate material.
This depends on the chain type, material being cut, experience of the operator and how much rebar is present. Eg, diamond chain on petrol saws will typically cut 12 to 24 meters (40 to 80 linear feet) in 15 cm (6-inch) concrete. On hydraulic saws, this range is usually doubled.
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Normally two or three chains. Heavy rebar can shorten bar life
No. It is a wet cut system. 20 psi (1.5 bar) minimum is required.
No. Wood cutting chain has sharp hooked teeth that can grab the wood causing kickback. Diamond chain grinds through concrete with very small teeth (diamonds) without hooks. The preferred method of starting a cut is to plunge straight into the wall. There is no rotational kickback; however, firm footing and a two-handed grip is required and important for safety.
This also depends on the material being cut, chain type, experience of the operator and how much rebar is present. Gas saws will typically saw 1 foot x 6 inches deep (30 cm x 15 cm) in 2 minutes. Hydraulic saws are faster.
Diamond chains tend to run better when slightly loose. It's normal for the drive-links to hang completely out of the bar. Tighten the chain when the drive-links hang more than 1/2 inch (12mm) below the bar. But remember, you should be able to pull the chain around the bar by hand, otherwise it is too tight.
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25 to 1 oil to gas mixture. Recommend customer use a separate
gas container marked: ICS 25:1. Use ICS formulated oil to provide maximum protection for the engine. ICS saws have a heavy duty cycle of up to 15 minutes of extended loading. 25 to 1 adds extra protection to your investment.