Arbortech AS170 Brick and Mortar Saw Review

State of the Art Brick and Mortar Saw with Superior Accuracy
Arbortech AS170 Brick and Mortar Saw Review

Product Name: Arbortech AS170 Brick and Mortar Saw

Product Description: Arbortech Saw

Price: $$$

Currency: US

Availability: InStock

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  • 8.8/10
    Rating - 8.8/10
8.8/10

Summary

The Arbortech AS170 Brick and Mortar Saw is a multipurpose and one of the best tools for square, deep, safe, plunge and dry cuts with lowest rates of dust and increased visibility. The rating is higher and buyers are happy with this little monster. The package comes complete with brick and mortar saw tool bag, tuckpointing blades, general purpose blades, plunge blades, sharpening disk, spare belt and vacuum adaptor.

When you are working on lime based mortar or any soft old bricks to remove, it is possible with many types of tools. Mainly, a segmented diamond blade at 45° or the Milwaukee 15-amp grinder with custom welded guard is used to remove bricks. The combination of a chisel, hammer and grinder off course does a great job but you are literally eating the dust.

If you have to work in a clean environment like a high-profile area on a restoration job, one can’t just start making clouds of dust and end up in the prison. That is why we picked Arbortech AS170, which solves this issue without compromising on speed.

Twin Blades – Dustless job – Sturdy Motor

Any blade with Tungsten Carbide teeth is a guarantee of a powerful and durable blade with fastest cutting performance. They can be re-sharpened, remain cool and pass a minor heat to a blade. Blades are facing forward allowing a clear line of cut sight for accurate operation. There is a dust boot with a vacuum attachment to suck every spec of fragments for a cleaner environment. The unit is lightweight, ergonomic and well balanced like any other modern tool in the industry.

It features front and rear handle. The front handle reduces vibration for more control and comfortable handling. Its 13-amp heavy-duty motor is really powerful and durable because it is dust resistant, offering great performance in even tough cutting applications.

Bullseye Accuracy

The Arbortech AS170 Brick and Mortar Saw is ideal for a wide range of applications like brick walls repairing, removal & restoration, renovation, cutting cement blocks, house repairs, chimney repairs, vent installations, brickwork expansions etc. The electricians and plumbers prefer this saw and DIYers for interior cut & point jobs. It is a saw of choice for building and trade customers.

When you require removing a block or brick without touching the attached ones, there is no choice but the AS170 for precision and accuracy at square cuts. The twin blade action is fast, precise and offers balanced performance. It is a corded-electric tool with auto cut-off brushes. When they wear out, they automatically cut off to prevent any damage to motor.

Specifications and Features

  • Corded Electric tool
  • 13-amp motor
  • 4-3/4” Max depth
  • ¼” Max Width
  • 5100 RPM no load speed
  • 110-120V input
  • 5 ft-lb bolt torque
  • 9.5 lbs. weight

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Powerful
  • Multipurpose
  • Precise
  • Tungsten Carbide teeth
  • Easy to use
  • Dust control

Cons

  • The main handle should have been closer to the center for better and precise control

Verdict

The Arbortech AS170 Brick and Mortar Saw is a multipurpose and one of the best tools for square, deep, safe, plunge and dry cuts with lowest rates of dust and increased visibility. The rating is higher and buyers are happy with this little monster. The package comes complete with brick and mortar saw tool bag, tuckpointing blades, general purpose blades, plunge blades, sharpening disk, spare belt and vacuum adaptor.

Arbortech provides a warranty of 12 months for mechanical components. You should prefer using a grinder for CMU or high fire brick. Arbortech AS170 is recommended for soft and medium mortar and bricks only. Do your lungs and passers a favor and get this unit for recommended jobs.

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