Concrete Breaking, Cutting and Sawing Equipment Terms
Concrete is a manufactured material that is very durable and very hard to break. When concrete becomes cracked and needs repair, or needs to be completely demolished, it's durability can prove to be a problem. Fortunately, there is industrial equipment capable of drilling, cutting, sawing and breaking concrete. Below are some common terms used for breaking and cutting concrete.
Masonry - The branch of construction and engineering that deals with mortar objects. This includes building with bricks, rocks and concrete. A building built using masonry is very sturdy, but it is also very difficult to remove.
Hydraulic Drill – A type of drill that uses hydraulics, or water power, to operate. These types of drills are sometimes called drifters. Very fast, these drills can strike between 2000 to 5000 strokes per minute, and they can also rotate between 100 to 400 times, making them not only able to drill through concrete but also rock. Hydraulic drills are often used for mining and core drilling, but they can also be used for construction purposes.
Pneumatic Drill – These drills are also called jackhammers. This machine operates using compressed air to grind and break concrete. The drill first cores into the concrete, making it fracture and break.
Diamond Grafted Blade – The strongest blades on power tools are made with diamond enhancement. Diamonds, besides being incredibly expensive, are also almost indestructible. A diamond blade, which include small diamonds that have been grafted into the metal, is a piece of equipment that is capable of cutting and sawing through almost anything, including concrete.