If you need to cut in a basement, you do have other options in addition to this saw. A gas cutoff saw doesn't work in a basement environment unless
it's a walk-out basement. The carbon monoxide fumes settle to the floor and by the time they reach a higher window it's too late to prevent asphyxiation.
If you use this electric saw, you can use water to hold down the dust. Concrete dust isn't toxic it can get all over and makes for a difficult cleanup task,
especially in furnace duct work. For this reason the wet cutting capability with lack of carbon monoxide fumes is a real plus for this application.
This is a hand held saw so the cut will only be as straight as you can hold the saw. For neater cuts the walk-behind saw is recommended. Another
way to saw in a confined space is to rent one of our pneumatic concrete saws. They are available in walk-behind or hand-held versions and utilize an air
compressor which is located outside of the room. Air hose then feeds the saw through an open window. There are no fumes, no electricity, and you can use
water to control the dust. They are faster and you can also rent an air hammer at the same time to break the concrete out. The only disadvantage is the
higher cost of rental. For info on these options click on the following links to read more about them:
Gas Powered Cutoff Saw,
Hand-Held Air Saw,
Walk-Behind Air Saw.
Rate does not include blades.