ICS Adds New Saw to its Utility Pipe Cutting Portfolio

The 680PG-10 PowerGrit Saw from ICS offers a faster, easier, safer way to cut ductile iron pipe
ICS Adds New Saw to its Utility Pipe Cutting Portfolio

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ICS, a Blount International brand, has introduced the 680PG-10 PowerGrit Utility Saw to complement its cutting product line.

The 680PG-10 is built on the new 680ES engine platform and features new controls, including a multifunction control lever that improves starting performance when the saw is cold as well as the reliability of subsequent starting when the saw is warm.

While smaller than previous saws, the 680PG boasts a 76.5 cc, 5 hp engine to tackle up to a 10-inch-diameter ductile iron pipe. Unlike most circular cut-off saws, the saw uses a direct-drive clutch, so there is no drive-belt slipping when conditions in the trench get wet.

From ductile iron to plastic pipe, PowerGrit technology requires less access to cut pipe in the ground. Contractors are able to cut from one position with less excavation and effort than required by prior methods, eliminating the need to excavate all the way around a ductile iron water pipe and crawl underneath to complete a cut.

An operator using PowerGrit chain is able to get in and out of the job faster, easier and safer, because there is no need to get under the pipe with a saw. The PowerGrit saw also allows more precision when other utilities are located close to the pipe to be cut.

The saw is a patented combination of chain-design features coupled with a unique brazed layer diamond coating. Since 2009, this chain has been available for use on the professional grade ICS 695 Series, 94-cc, gasoline-powered chain saw, the ICS 880 and 890 Series, large-frame hydraulic-powered chain saws and the 701-A, air-powered chain saw. Now this technology is available with a powerful, smaller saw, providing improved ease of use and ability to get into even more confined spaces. 

About Blount International
Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Blount International designs and manufactures ICS-branded concrete chain saws and diamond chain, which have revolutionized concrete cutting in the construction industry. As the world leader in Diamond Chain Technology, ICS-branded saw chain is known worldwide for its industry-leading innovations. Further information can be found at icsdiamondtools.com.


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