United Rentals offers an extensive fleet of concrete saw rentals in self-propelled and hand-held configurations. Our saws are user-friendly and perfectly suited for heavy-duty concrete work. The hand-held concrete saws are suited for utility work, cutting in trenches and areas affected by water. We also stock a solid lineup of ergonomic walk behind concrete saw rentals - also known as street saws – ideal for street repairs, utility work, curb cutting, sensor installation and other applications.
Self-propelled concrete saws are ideal for large jobs where wet or dry asphalt and concrete cutting is required. These units have heavy-duty frames and stay-level chassis. Our concrete saws can also cut softer green concrete while working to reduce random cracking or chipping.
FAQs about Street Saws & Blades
How deep do you saw cut concrete?
- Cutting depth depends on your project. If you are doing regulation-required work such as curb cuts or utility work, the dimensions will be clear. These heavy-duty concrete saws are designed for that kind of work. We have a range of saws that can cut from 1 1/4 in. to our largest concrete chainsaw that can cut up to 16 in. thick. Each saw will have a maximum cutting depth according to the manufacturer. Operators should not cut the maximum cutting depth in a single pass, however, but cut a little bit deeper each pass to avoid damage to the blade.
Is it possible to cut materials aside from concrete with a concrete saw?
- Concrete saws are designed to cut into materials that would break other types of saws, such as tile, stone and even metal. We offer masonry saws and tile saws for those specific uses. Not sure what you need? Call United Rentals today at 833-525-6346.
How many decibels is a concrete saw?
- Power saws and cutting equipment noise can range from 85 db average but can peak around 114 db. OSHA requires hearing protection for workers who work an entire shift with 85 db or above noise level. Consider wearing hearing protection along with your other personal protective equipment if you are completing a large job with a concrete street saw.
When should I saw cut concrete?
- Concrete saws are useful for many applications. You can cut joints or slip-resistant grooves into concrete slabs or create curb cuts. Whenever you need straight lines and deep cuts, a saw would be advantageous. If you need to remove layers of concrete or prepare for a coating, use a grinder or scarifier. If you need to remove a cylinder of concrete to lay pipe or to take samples, a core drill would be the best choice.
Can you cut concrete with a circular saw?
- Yes, we do stock hand-held circular saws for masonry and concrete work. A standard circular saw equipped with a diamond blade can effectively cut through concrete. However, it is essential to note that with circular saws it typically requires a deeper cutting depth to cut through concrete than when using a miter or concrete saw. Check out our selection of cut-off saws and blades for options.