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Husqvarna K 970
Husqvarna K 970
December 19, 2014 5:00 PM CST

Husqvarna K 970 power cutter

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The Husqvarna K 970 power cutter has a high power output of 6.4 horsepower and a well-balanced body that make it efficient and easy to use in all handheld cutting applications. The low weight (24.2 pounds for 14 inches without fuel and cutting equipment) and optimized performance enhance the machine’s power-to-weight ratio.

A new cylinder design and carburetor increase the power cutter’s capacity and optimize performance. A new cylinder and new muffler with integrated heat deflector ensure optimal operating temperatures and make the machine less sensitive to variations in climate and fuel.

Ergonomics also have been improved. The new, lighter blade guard made of magnesium (only available on the 14-inch model as the 16-inch model has a steel guard) gives the power cutter better balance and provides step-less guard adjustment. This makes operation and altering cutting positions easier. The blade guard includes a reversible blade bushing, which allows operators to switch between blades with different center holes. A progressive water valve allows exact adjustment of the water volume, reducing water consumption and slurry.

The K 970 is equipped with an X-Torq engine, which lowers both emissions and fuel consumption when compared to conventional two-stroke engines. It also has great startability with air purge and a decompression valve.

The new K 970 is ideal for heavier cutting of concrete and stone in alterations, renovations and new construction work. It is perfect for cutting smaller holes and adjusting window and door openings, as well as for pipe, asphalt and metal cutting. It also is the machine of choice for cutting curbstones and pavers in landscaping.

Originally published in Masonry magazine.

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