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Metabo’s Wall Chaser MFE 30 is a specialty tool for cutting grooves or chases in masonry or concrete.  The tool saves time by cutting both sides of the groove at once. Then all you need to do is chisel out the middle with the supplied extraction chisel.

Two 4-7/8″ diameter diamond cutting disks allow you to cut grooves 3/8″, 5/8″, 7/8″, or 1-1/8″ wide and up to 1-1/8″ deep, or you can just use one blade for other cutting chores. A dust port connects to common-sized suction hoses to keep the dust down.

Metabo touts a bunch of proprietary features like Tacho Constamatic full-wave electronics, electronic starting current limitation, Metabo winding protection grid, and Metabo S-automatic torque limiting clutch. That sounds like a lot of jargon, but in the end what really matters is they claim the 8.6 pound saw can turn 1400W of electricity into the equivalent of 750W of power to spin the cutting disks at 8200 RPM under their rated load.

The Wall Chaser ships with the extraction chisel and an extra handle. Pricing starts at $660.

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3 Responses to I’ll Have Concrete With A Wall Chaser

  1. fred says:

    I looked into buying a wall chaser last year – after seeing a Youtube video – and decided they were a bit too pricey for a single purpose tool that we would use very infrequently. What I learned however, is that there seemd to be a a slew of companies in China:


    that make these. There are also quite a few offerings from AEG, Bosch, Metabo et. al. on the European and Australian markets – but few suppliers in the US

  2. kyle says:

    if you want a cheepie go to HF

  3. fred says:

    I’ve yet to buy anything from Harbor Freight – so I can’t comment on whether their tools are bargains or just cheap – but a quick look at their site didn’t turn up a wall chaser.
    Buying tools for use by employees in a business – also brings with it a responsilbity that requires considerations beyond the purchase price – and extends through cost-effectiveness, safety (including OSHA compliance) life-cycle cost and externalities (like what it costs to fix a problem resulting from poor tool performance or the cost of downtime when the tool fails in the middle of a job.) I know that a lot of what I buy today is made in China – possibly even at a factory that produces knock-offs. I may be naive – but I hope that the major vendors (Milwaukee, Bosch, Makita et. al.) hold their OEM’s to a high enough standard – and do enough QA – to insure a decently performing tool.

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