Need a square hole in a brick wall? You can try to cut it with a circular saw, but what are you going to do about the corners — chip ’em out? Why bother, when you can use the AS160 from Arbortech? The AS160 cuts so precisely, you can remove a single brick from a wall without damaging the surrounding bricks. If you find that hard to believe, watch their repetitive but informative video.
Moving in an orbital motion, two forward-facing blades provide a simultaneous hammering and cutting action, minimizing the danger of kickback. This arrangement also cuts cleaner, throwing no dust, so the work is more visible, and there’s less mess to clean up. Another advantage: The blades cut dry, so all you need is a standard vacuum to suck up the debris, and with an optional dust boot you can clean as you cut.
With the many blades Arbortech offers you can cut brick and mortar, fiber cement, plaster and drywall, soft to medium stones, most woods, tree roots, plastics, and fiberglass. All of the blades except the wood blade and jaws feature resharpenable tungsten carbide teeth.
The AS160 is going to set you back at least $1000, but that gets you the AS160 and a set of plunge, general-purpose, and tuckpointing blades. Additional blades will run you $70 to $100.