The US Saws Dust Buggy Mark III Concrete Joint Saw is a heavy duty concrete saw with a high capacity motor and powerful brushless outrunner. Its compact size makes it easy to carry around while still being able to handle large jobs. The dust bag comes standard on all models, but can be purchased separately for $9.95 or two for $19.95 (regularly priced at $29). The dust bag helps protect your hands from splinters and other sharp objects when working with the saw.
US Saws Dust Buggy Mark III Concrete Joint Saw Specifications:
Weight – 2 lbs 11 oz (1 kg)
Length – 25″ (64 cm)
Width – 13.5″ (33 cm)
Motor Power – 600 Watt Brushless Outrunner Motor with 4-Speed Control System
Dust Bag Capacity – 1/2 Gallon (0.9 Liters)
Price – $74.99 (Plus $9.95 for the dust bag)
The dust bag attaches to a convenient handle on the top of the saw. The dust bag is easy to empty and clean. Opinions are mixed on whether or not it is necessary when using the saw, however. The filter that is inside can be removed and cleaned if needed.
The best way to ensure your saw lasts longer is to make sure you’re using the dust bag properly.
When working with concrete, it is best to cut it into manageable pieces before cutting. Large slabs of concrete tend to crack and break when cut. The Dust Buggy is able to cut through most types of concrete, but not all. For example, fiber reinforced, high strength, metal-reinforced and specialty cements will not be cut evenly or at all by this saw.
The Dust Buggy can be used by professionals and do-it-yourselfers. The saw is durable enough to withstand daily use and abuse. According to the manufacturer, the Dust Buggy can cut up to 6 inches (15.24 cm) of concrete at a 45-degree cutting angle.
It can also be used on asphalt, brick, block and tile.
For those working in wet or damp conditions, an optional splash guard is available for $9.95. This keeps water and other liquids away from the saw, prolonging its life. Also available is an extension arm ($9.95) which can increase the working radius of the Dust Buggy up to 19 inches (48.26 cm).
After use, it is best to store your saw in a dry place to prevent rust and other damage. All metal parts are coated with rust-resistant paint, but care still needs to be taken.
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