Chances are if you’re reading this – you’ve come to look for the best masonry and concrete saw to add to your collection, whether you’re beginning your trade into masonry, or need these powerful saws for some little jobs here and there.
So to make this easier for you, we’ve put together a list of the five best masonry and concrete saws in our guide, giving you the ins and outs, as well as some of our favorite features of each saw.
Don’t have too much time to read the entire article at the moment? No problem, we’ve created a quick overview below of the five models we’ve reviewed today:
- Husqvarna 967181002 K760 Gas Cut-Off Saw
- DEWALT DWC860W
- Evolution DISCCUT1
- Makita 4100KB
- Metabo HPT CM4SB2
I’ve done my best to get a list of the five best masonry and concrete saws currently found on the market, across a variety of prices and found to include different features, based on your needs.
There’s definitely masonry and concrete saw out there for everyone, whether it be for the beginner, the budget-conscious contractor, or the tool collector. Let me know what you’ve decided to go with by leaving a comment in the section at the bottom of the article.
To start off our review, we have the Husqvarna 967181002. This is one of the most popular saws within the masonry trade, and there’s a primary reason for this, being its ability to cut almost anything you’d like, all thanks to a 5HP motor.
The Husqvarna 967181002 reduces vibration for a higher quality of performance in your work, and also reduces the stress on your body in doing so. As well as an ergonomic design, the Husqvarna 967181002 includes an active air filtration system with a dust-sealed starter. This extends the longevity of your engine of the Husqvarna 967181002.
What else is there to love about this saw? There are many factors which make this one of our favorites, to which you can see for yourself in the list below:
- 5HP motor, 2 stroke engine
- 21 lbs in total weight
- 4.9” cutting depth
- 13” blade diameter
- Low vibrations with anti-vibration system
- Easy start system
- Progressive water valve for volume adjustments
- Reversible cutting arm
- Poly-V belt for better transmission of power and less frequent re-tensioning
- Adjustable blade guard position changes
- Active Air Filtration
- 1 x Husqvarna 967181002 K760 Gas Cut-Off Saw
My Favorite Feature: Optimized Engine Performance
- Higher quality cuts with less strain on the user, as well as an efficient fuel consumption
With a 5HP motor, you can be assured that the Husqvarna 967181002 will be able to tackle any task you’d like to throw at it. This is also supported by the impressive motor, which focuses upon the X-Torq technology designed exclusively by Husqvarna.
Husqvarna 967181002 is incredibly impressive when it comes to fuel consumption. The exclusive X-Torq technology reduces fuel consumption by up to 20%, as well as 75% of engine emissions. This is incredibly important for your working environment, as you’ll be breathing in less noxious fumes than other saws.
The Husqvarna 967181002 can hold up to 30 fl. oz of gasoline, and the engine is optimized to run the saw for increased periods of time. It’s not hard to see why the Husqvarna 967181002 is one of the best in the business, and I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments at the bottom of the article.
DeWalt is a popular brand when it comes to their tools, selling high-quality products through all categories, so it should be no surprise to see the DEWALT DWC860W masonry saw listed here. What makes the DWC860W so special, you ask?
Firstly, it’s the weight of the saw itself. One of the lightest masonry saws available, the DWC860W weighs no more than 9 lbs – which is a great feature when it comes to your fatigue levels; something your body will be thanking you for.
It can be used on both wet and dry tile and includes a 10.8amp motor, with a 13,000 max RPM speed. This allows you to cut through difficult material including granite, concrete and porcelain.
What other features can you find in the DWC860W? We’ve listed some of these below, so you can see for yourself:
- 15 amp motor with a no-load speed of 13,000 RPMs
- Total weight of 9 lbs
- Wet and dry cutting ability
- Bevel feature – up to 45°
- Depth of cut is 3-⅛”
- 13” water line
- Lock-on button for reduced user fatigue
- Dust-sealed switch
- Rubber grip for increased comfort
- 1 x DEWALT DWC860W Masonry Saw
- 1 x 12” Waterline and regulator
- 1 x 4-⅜” Diamond blade
- 2 x Wrenches
My Favorite Feature: 12” Water Line
- Impressively long 12” water line feeds an adjustable and continuous stream channel of water
With the ability to work both wet tiles as well as dry, the DWC860W includes a 12” water line that will assist you in cutting wet tile – up to a depth of 1-⅜” when paired with the inclusive diamond blade.
The water line is longer than many alternative saws that you can find on the market, and also included in the regulator. This allows you to control the pressure and flow of water to the blades and is positioned perfectly to keep your blade cool, as well as keeping your immediate environment clear of dust build-up.
This feature enhances the lifespan of your blades – keeping the level of quality consistent throughout your cuts.
Is this one of the features you look for in a masonry saw? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
Let’s face it, masonry and concrete cutting saws can be quite pricey, which can make it a difficult product to buy if you’re unsure what features you’re after in a model. Enter the Evolution DISCCUT1.
The Evolution DISCCUT1 is on the cheaper end of the pricing scale of the five concrete saws we’ve reviewed today; yet includes a raft of features and components of the highest quality.
One of these features found in this heavy-duty electric motor is the instant start button, which will save you both time and the labor usually involved with firing up your saw. The inclusion of a spindle allows for a faster blade change, which is incredibly useful when dealing with different types of stone in the one job.
We’ve put together a list of some of the additional features that stand out for this model, which makes it one of the best masonry and concrete saws for the job. These are listed below, let us know what you think of these by leaving your comments at the bottom of the article:
- 15 amp electric motor (1800w)
- Ergonomic soft grip for assistance in cutting in both vertical and horizontal positions
- Adjustable safety guard
- 4” cutting depth
- Spindle mechanism for swift blade changes
- Great value for components used
- Lightweight and compact for tight environments
- 1 x Evolution DISCCUT1 Concrete Cutting Saw
- 1 x 12” Diamond cutting blade
My Favorite Feature: Electric Motor
- The electric motor is ideal for work in enclosed areas, as no fumes will be released
If you have used concrete and masonry saw before, you’re well aware of the fumes these saws can emit when in use. These are harmful fumes, and when used in confined spaces, can be incredibly dangerous for your health, both short and long term.
The electric motor on the Evolution DISCCUT1 is high-torque and includes power measurements of 15 amps (1800w). Another pro of the electric motor found on this model is that you’ll be dealing with a lot less noise than a gas-powered motor would give off.
What do you think of this feature, would you prefer an electric motor over gas?
Makita is another well-known brand who manufacture quality products, and there’s a good chance you’ve used a power tool with their branding, with masonry saws no exception to this consistent roll-out of quality.
The 4100KB isn’t a wet-tile saw, so you’ll have to settle on dry cutting only. High-depth cutting capacity is included to assist you in doing the job, with up to 1-9/16” at 90°. The 4100KB also accepts contour blades for added versatility in radius cutting projects, and an optional guide rail with an adapter, to provide precise and straight cuts.
The trigger switch is dust protected, preventing dust contamination which results in longer tool lifespan.
Yet, these aren’t the only features you’d come to find on the Makita 4100KB. What else is there, you’re wondering? Take a look below and find out for yourself:
- 13 amp motor with 12,200 RPM max speed
- Dust extraction port with 360° rotation
- 1-9/16” at 90° max depth cutting capacity
- 8.2ft, double insulated power cord
- Lock-on button for continuous operation
- Rubberized depth gauge lever
- Transparent upper guard
- 1 x Makita 4100KB Dry Masonry Saw
- 1 x Hex Wrench
- 1 x Spanner Wrench
- 1 x Dust Bag
My Favorite Feature: Transparent Upper Guard
- See exactly what you’re cutting thanks to the transparent upper guard, improving your overall work
One of the aspects of cutting that you might be having difficulties with, especially if you’re starting your masonry cutting career, (or hobby), is finding the correct cutting lines, even when marked. As these types of tools can be bulky and difficult to hold at the best of times, this can pose as quite a problem.
Luckily, the transparent upper guards assist with this problem, allowing you to have a clearer line of sight when cutting. This is perfect for even the most experienced of professional contractors – a little assistance never hurts when you’re looking to make those precise cuts, do they?
Metabo HPT, (formerly known as Hitachi, which you may be quite familiar with), manufactures the CM4SB2, which is the last on our list to be reviewed today.
The Metabo HPT CM4SB2 is lightweight, weighing only 6.2 lbs. This lessens the stress on your arms, giving you the use of the saw for longer periods of time. A no-load speed motor of 11,500 RPM has a greater cutting efficiency, tackling the toughest of materials.
As well as this is the sealed armature coil, which is used to protect the CM4SB2 from dust and debris – which is essential when it comes to dry cutting applications, which is what this model is suited for.
A one-touch lever adjusts to the depth you’re cutting extremely quickly, which makes it an easy task to begin, and an easier one to finish.
There are many other features we enjoy in the CM4SB2, and we’ve listed these, as well as some of the components and dimensions for your interests in the list below:
- A lightweight design of 6.2 lbs and 8-⅛” in length
- 11.6 amps with a max 11,500 RPM speed
- 1-⅜” max cutting depth
- One-touch lever for depth adjustments
- Dust-sealed pressure switch
- Sealed armature coil
- Meated seated ball bearings
- 1 x Metabo HPT CM4SB2 Masonry Saw
- 1 x 4” Continuous Rim Blade
- 1 x Wrench
- 1 x Box Wrench
- 1 x Flange
My Favorite Feature: Metal-Seated Ball Bearing
- Metal-seated ball bearings to reduce motor damage which can occur over time
When you’re working with masonry and concrete saws, one of the disadvantages of these power tools is the high temperatures and vibrations which occur during cuts. These can be unavoidable when working with tough material and heavy-duty gas-powered tools, yet you can definitely minimize the damage being done.
This is where the metal-seated ball bearings on the CM4SB2 come into play. They act as protection of your model, preventing damage from occurring – which can build up over time in high temperatures and heavy vibrations.
Not only does this add to the lifespan of the tool, but also increases the overall performance and quality of your work.
Now that we’ve reviewed the five best masonry and concrete saws, it’s time to decide; which is the best out of the models that we’ve covered? Of course, you’re going to have your own opinions, and you should let us know of these in the comment section below.
For us – it’s difficult to go past the Husqvarna 967181002 K760 Gas Cut-Off Saw. A 2 stroke engine with 5 HP and an anti-vibration system, as well as a progressive water valve and reversible cutting arm is what makes this the favored option out of the five.
The Husqvarna is one of the more expensive models on the list, but it’s definitely worth the price – so it’s up to you to decide. In saying this, our review covered the entirety of the pricing spectra, so there’s definitely one which will fit your budget and is best suited for your needs.