Handheld and walk-behind saws are valuable tools on any construction site. Before deciding to rent one, it's essential you determine which one is beneficial for your application. Handheld and walk-behind saws are both useful and work well in specific circumstances.
As the name implies, you can hold and transport handheld saws wherever you need them on the job site. Handheld saws are ideal when speed is more important than accuracy. There are two main types of handheld saws, both of which serve distinct purposes.
Cut-off saws are easy to move throughout your job site. Many of them have blades between 13 and 14 inches. The blades are circular, abrasive and can cut through different materials. At The Cat® Rental Store, we carry several cut-off saw models, including:
A handheld saw is a good choice if you need to create wall openings or perform surface jobs, such as curbing holes in slab. Handheld cut-off saws are commonly used for cutting asphalt, pipes and concrete.
Tile or table saws are another good choice. While these are not the same setup as regular handheld saws, they perform similar operations. Tile saws are mainly used to cut ceramic tiles. They are specifically designed for the properties of ceramic, which is why you will likely need one of these portable saws if you are doing anything with tile. However, many tile saws are also compatible with other materials.
Whether you are working with concrete tiles, one of the benefits of using a tile saw is that it is more precise than a tile cutter. At The Cat Rental Store, you can rent two types of table saws:
Walk-behind saws are larger and often used in concrete or masonry applications. The difference between these saws and handheld ones is where the operator is positioned. The user will be standing behind the saw, holding onto the handles as they cut through different materials.
These saws often work a bit faster than their handheld counterparts, which can benefit certain situations. Walk-behind saws provide precise, sharp cuts, and they work well for these materials:
You can also use these saws to cut grooves into slabs. Some of the saws in our inventory will even allow you to perform trenching and patch repair work.
At The Cat Rental Store, you can find several types of walk-behind saws, such as:
Determine which saw is suitable for your application and rent one from The Cat Rental Store dealer near you. Learn more about our products, request a quote or ask questions by calling 1-800-RENT-CAT or browsing our equipment online today.Find The Cat Rental Store Near You