Last Updated: October 5, 2017

Concrete Wall Sawing
Track sawing for horizontal and vertical surfaces.

Wall saws are typically used on vertical surfaces when a new doorway, window or HVAC openings are needed. Wall sawing employs a diamond blade on a track-mounted system that can be used for vertical or horizontal cuts. These saws run on hydraulic or electric power and are also commonly referred to as concrete track saws. Wall sawing allows for precise cuts in both concrete and masonry structures. 

Wall sawing can be performed up to 30" deep. Cutting can also be performed from both sides of the wall, giving a total depth of up to 60". If your opening requires a specific angle through the concrete, this saw can accommodate. 

Typical Applications Include:

  • Straight, smooth finished openings in 
    walls, ceilings, and floors
  • Accurately sized, fixture ready openings
  • Bevel cutting for a chamfered edge
  • Flush cutting against the surface

Other Applications for Vertical Cutting Include Chain Ring Sawing or Hand Sawing

Chain ring sawing or hand sawing is commonly employed when general wall sawing cannot be performed. Hand held units can be gas, electric, or hydraulic. Hand sawing provides portable, quick cutting with minimal over-cuts. Like the wall saws and flat saws, the concrete chain saws can cut flush if requested. If we cannot utilize water in our cutting process, hand sawing can be accomplished dry. Specific Dry Sawing is available up to 4-1/2" deep utilizing a protective cover and a HEPA vacuum. This is "dry" process has been used in ceilings over surgical suites, data centers, and other sensitive environments. 

Typical Applications for Concrete Chain Sawing Include: 

  • Electrical; plumbing, openings
  • Ventilation and air conditioning openings
  • Eliminating overcuts and corner cutting
  • Small, tightly accessed areas
  • Concrete Beam and Pipe cutting 


Wall sawing employs a circular blade on a track-mounted machine. The track is attached to horizontal walls or steep inclines that will not permit the use of flat saws. Wall or track sawing is typically specified to cut precise dimensional door, vent and window openings. It is also an excellent choice for creating precise openings in any concrete structure.

Wall Sawing MichiganHand Sawing

Chain and hand sawing is commonly employed when general wall sawing can't be performed. Hand held units are equipped with diamond blades and chains. Hand sawing provides portable, quick cutting with minimal over-cuts.

Typical Applications Include:

  • Electrical, plumbing, and HVAC openings.
  • Ventilation and air conditioning openings.
  • Small, tightly accessed areas where cutting is needed.

Hand sawing refers to the lighter duty use of diamond blades in hand held power saws and chain type saws. Hand sawing provides portability, speed and accessibility at construction and demolition sites.Typical applications include sawing concrete pipe to length, creating openings for electrical, plumbing or other needs in concrete walls, floors and ceilings, eliminating overcuts associated with other types of sawing, and precision trimmings.

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