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Blades for AS170 Brick and Mortar Saw

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Arbortech AS170 Brick and Mortar Saw

Arbortech AS170 Brick and Mortar Saw
Arbortech’s new Head Joint and Heritage blades offer controlled cuts and precision for mortar removal on vertical joints and narrow mortar joints. The blades are available as aftermarket accessories for the Arbortech AS170 Brick and Mortar saw.

The Head Joint blades are ideal for cleaning out vertical mortar joints, with the ability to clean out the complete joint without any damage to surrounding bricks. A shortened blade offers precision and is easy to control, even when the user starts cuts in hard mortar. The cutting depth is 3 1/8-inch deep, and the cutting width is 1/4-inch wide.

Developed in response to feedback from heritage restoration specialists, the Heritage blades have a reduced cutting width of 1/8-inch and a high level of precision and control, allowing them to clean out the narrow lime mortar joints typically found in historic buildings.

Both blades feature a high-performance carbide formula and tooth design, and high-temperature brazing. The AS170’s 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. This allows the users to have clear visibility and the ability to accurately cut squarely and deeply.

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