A walk-behind concrete saw is an efficient tool to cut, shape and trim large pieces of concrete, stone, or brick. The motor is located in the rear part of the machine’s body, with the drive wheels located at the front.
These types of machines are mainly used for cutting big chunks of material on site. They can be powered by gasoline or diesel and may be towed by a truck or another vehicle.
A walk-behind concrete saw is pushed. The blade should always be facing you to control the machine.
The depth of cut is up to the thickness of the blade. The thicker the blade, the deeper it can go.
You can cut a straight line by making the first cut shallow then gradually filing deeper. You can use a guide to mark where you want to cut.
The depth is adjusted when it’s in motion, usually with two levers located on each side of the machine.
Some walk-behind concrete saws are adjustable for both 90 degrees vertical and 45 degrees miter cuts.
A walk-behind concrete saw can cut as close as the thickness of the blade.
You can secure a workpiece by clamping it to a table or scaffolding with C-clamps. Alternatively, you can attach a guide board and run a long scrap piece of wood along it to prevent the blade from cutting too far.