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Product Watch: AS170 Brick and Mortar Saw


Arbortech’s AS170 brick and mortar saw.

Arbortech’s AS170 brick and mortar saw.
Arbortech’s AS170 brick and mortar saw offers extreme levels of precision, accuracy and control, and safety.

Its patented Allsaw cutting technology uses an orbital cutting motion with two forward facing blades that combine to perform both a hammering and a cutting action that allows for the user to have clear visibility and the ability to accurately cut square and deep.

Weighing 9.5 pounds, the AS170 saw has a cutting depth of 4-3/4 inches and a cutting width of 1/4 inch. The saw features a powerful, 13-amp motor constructed with a dust-resistant, heavy-duty design to ensure long motor life in the toughest environments.

The AS170 generates little flydust, protecting the operator and creating a cleaner and safer environment. The unique design of the saw prevents kickback and is easy to control, which provides additional operator safety.

In addition to brick and mortar, the AS170 can be used to cut fiber cement, fast block, soft sandstone, natural limestone, softer stone, hardwood, chip or plywood, tree roots in the ground, foam, PVC, acrylic and fiberglass sheet.

The AS170 saw is available with four different blades including a general-purpose blade, a plunge blade, tuckpointing blade and switch box blade. The blades feature resharpenable tungsten carbide teeth for longevity. The saw comes with a heavy duty tool bag to transport it to and from the jobsite, and two accessories, a vacuum attachment and blade sharpening disk.

For more information and to view a demonstration of the AS170 brick and mortar saw in action, visit

Originally published in Masonry magazine.

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