General Equipment’s CS8 Random Crack Saw Ideal for Both Asphalt & Concrete Surface Repair

Published: 11/9, 2023

General Equipment Company’s CS8 Random Crack Saw is specifically designed for following and cutting irregular crack patterns in both asphalt and concrete surfaces. Utilizing an 8-in (203mm) diameter, dry/wet-cut diamond blade, the saw features a center-mounted blade to offer a highly maneuverable solution to producing smooth-sided cuts for proper crack filling procedures.

Power is supplied by a 13-hp (9.2kw) Honda GXV390, 4-stroke engine equipped with a Cyclone®-type air filter system for maximum protection against fine-grained dust contamination. The maximum cutting width is .5 in (12.7mm) and the maximum straight-line cutting depth is 1.5 in (38.1mm).

The CS8’s center-mounted blade configuration lets the machine pivot about its own axis to more easily follow random crack patterns. This design helps maximize blade life by minimizing undercutting. Also, because the saw is pulled during operation, it offers more natural operator control than side-mount blade saws, and affords excellent, direct-line visibility of the crack.

To best handle the rigors of any jobsite, the CS8 features a unitized, welded steel-plate frame with extra heavy-duty, sealed swivel casters, and extra-capacity, twin-row externally greased bearings.

Other standard features include an infinitely adjustable blade-height control and the unique Quik-Pitch™ blade engage/disengage lever. Also, an integrated dustpan helps collect the high volume of fines produced during sawing and discards them away from the operator for simple collection and disposal. An optional water mist control system (CS8-1000) is available to meet OSHA’s silica dust suppression regulations in walk-behind saw, wet-cut applications.

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