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By Sophie Rhéaume • August 10, 2018

Dry Cutting with Dust Control vs Wet Cutting

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Paver Pete reviews dust control options: dry cutting with dust control vs wet cutting.

Wet Cutting

Wet cutting can be very messy, and the mess it causes can get you fined.

It creates a lot of slurry that goes all over the product, the jobsite, and the worker who operates the saw.

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Plus, managing water next to an electric cord is hazardous.

We believe wet cutting is not an alternative to dustless technology.

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Dry Cutting with Dust Control

Since we were looking for a dry cut saw with dust control technology, iQ Power Tools provided us with their new iQMS362TM.

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It’s a 16-inches masonry dry cut saw for hardscape and masonry. It does not require water and captures 99.5% of the dust, which is perfect specially for a permeable pavement job.

Since the new OSHA regulation went into effect in September 2017, it’s basically illegal to dry cut without dust control technology in the United States. For more details, click here.

The saw has an integrated vacuum system, a filter system and a dust containment.

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The dust accumulates into that containment. It only needs to be emptied at the end of the day.

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The saw can cut up to 24 inches long, 24-inches wide and 5 ¾ inches thick.

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A scoop catches the dust that comes up on the backside.

The filter needs to be spun about once per hour.

The saw is very compact and portable. A caster in the back allows to collapse it so it’s easy to wheel it around the jobsite or be brought into a garage or a trailer.

Compress the handle and it goes down, permitting cuts from a kneeling position.

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Consider dustless technology to provide a safer and cleaner environment to your crew.

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