A new diamond chainsaw, which can be hired from Kennards Concrete Care , cuts through double brick, reinforced concrete, masonry and rock to a depth of 350mm.

Apart from swift penetration, the diamond chainsaw has the additional advantages of being able to flush cut and to cut square corners, thereby avoiding over-cutting.

Petrol-powered and hydraulic-powered versions are available. The diamond chainsaw’s ability to make square corners with no over-cuts, make it ideal for window and door openings.

Other uses include cutting kerbs and guttering, penetrations in pits, large concrete pipes and rock. The diamond chainsaw is more versatile and has less moving parts than a ring saw, and there is no need for pre-cutting.

The hydraulic version weighs 12.4kg, operates with 15hp at 5500rpm and requires hydraulic supply of 40lpm. The petrol option weighs 12.5kg and has a two stroke, 6.5hp engine which runs at 8700 rpm.

Kennards Concrete Care has opened a new outlet in Brisbane, joining centres in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.