Northern Industrial Masonry Saw - 14in.
Masonry Saw - 14 Inch
Love this saw. Big enough to cut retaining wall blocks only once, love the cart and the ability to raise and lower and simply move around like a wheel barrow (great feature). Be sure to oil the gear drive for the screw jack on the cart. Used to complete a flagstone patio & firepit with curved benches, A lot of cutting. Now on to the next project.
September 17, 2013
Well thought out
I have owned a couple of more expensive block saws with a little more power but with out the handy features like a removable plastic tub, a crank up crank down stand with wheel kit (needs better wheels) and a table that extends for cutting longer material. Good unit , more power (cuts ok) and larger wheels for traveling over dirt would make this a great saw.
October 17, 2011
Great economical saw
For the money, this saw is an unbeatable value. Like other reviewers have said, just use the correct extension cord as stated in the instruction manual, and it works like a charm. Also, the circuit you use it on must be primarily dedicated to the saw, or it could wear down the motor. I've owned the saw for about a year and a half and have not had problems with it. It will cut any size paver, and retaining wall blocks in two passes. The only downside is the clean up that is essential if you want this thing to last when cutting wet. Better than clouding out the neighbors with silica dust though!
March 16, 2011
We purchased this saw and put it right to work when it arrived, it exceeded our productivity estimates and cut 4" thick pavers quickly with clean cuts, sure beats dry cutting of pavers, NO DUST on our workers or the customers property. Get one and enjoy the benefits!
November 16, 2010
Good Masonry Saw
We are a fair sized home improvement company with an emphasis on brick pavers. This saw has been through about 15 good size paver jobs on pool lanais and driveways. It has been flawless so far. Use a heavy duty extension cord as the directions clearly state. We use a 50 foot 8/2 cord and it works fine. Anything ligher than that will blow breakers. This saw works every bit as good as saws 2 or 3 times the price. It's a great value.
The portability of it being on wheels, and the crank up feature is fantastic too. Do make sure you crank the saw ALL THE WAY down when you transport it though. If you don't, you might bend the scissor jack a bit.
All and all, this is a fantastic buy and we would highly recommend this for any small to even medium size company. The 49 dollar diamond blade they sell for this saw is also a great value. We got 12 jobs out of the first blade. It was actually still cutting pretty good, and we cut everything dry. Never used the wet set up that comes with the saw, but I would image it would be great for ceramic tiles. I give this one a big thumbs up!
October 19, 2009
Good value, lots of power, commercial grade - just make sure you run it off 20 amp breakers. Great that it comes with the stand and water pump.....
July 20, 2009
Looks Great, but Lacks Performance
It's a complete set up as far as stand and saw, its easy to put toghether, sturdy and well built by appearance. It just blowes circuits after it runs alittle while, meaning ten to fifteen minutes. When its running it cuts well and the table design is user freindly, but electronically its unreliable.
October 18, 2007
As far as cutting, this saw did very well. All the blocks I cut so far were 4" thick.
I wish the motor had a little more protection from water and dust. The second time I used the saw, I devised a means to protect the motor, and this worked very well.
July 11, 2007