Demolition saws, also commonly referred to as concrete saws are used for cutting through concrete walls or floors. Due to the nature of the tasks they handle, they require special and regular maintenance. Failure to which reduces their lifespan and effectiveness
A simple regular cleaning exercise of demolition saws after use can go a long way in ensuring that they remain in top notch performance. In most cases, wear and tear is mainly caused by the dirt that accumulates on the saw while on use. You should always grant the saw a good pressure wash after the day's work to remove any of the dust and dirt that might have built up on the blade while in use.
Other than the regular washing exercise, a daily thorough inspection of the saw is highly recommended. You should carefully inspect the blade to ensure that none of the saw jaws are broken or bent. Also, see to it that the blade is firmly attached to the main shaft to avoid any mishaps that may result from a loose saw. This should be done daily before use.
Another useful maintenance for demolition saws is the lubrication of movable parts to ensure a smooth operation. The bearings in the blade shaft of the saw must always be well lubricated to reduce friction while working. This is done while the saw is running at a slow idle speed or immediately after it has been used while it is still hot or a little warm.
You should also perform a daily check on the oil levels of the saw. An oil change is also necessary and mainly depends on the work the saw is involved in. Demolition saws that are typically used for dry cutting require a more frequent oil change than those that are used for wet cutting. This is because with dry cutting, a lot of dust is produced that enters the engine, in the process contaminating the oil.
Another maintenance area of consideration is the tension of the blade shaft belt. This is due to loose belt could lead to an accident while over tightening may damage the saw. It is always advisable to run a new demolition saw on idle before using it so as to readjust the tension of the belt for a smooth for efficient working.
When cutting through concrete, the demolition saw may slip and fall leading to vibration of the blade, which may cause more wear and tear. The slipping may also lead to the falling of the saw because causing damage to the frame. Therefore, special care must always be taken when using the saw to avoid falling.
Finally, to ensure the long life of your demolition saw, you should always take it for regular specialized maintenance and checks. The saw should also not be used on a daily basis to minimize for a longer lifespan because of the tough nature of the job it handles. Failing to carefully maintain your demolition saw would seriously affect its effectiveness and usability.