United Rentals offers an expansive lineup of hardwearing cut-off and miter saw rentals to complete your most demanding cutting projects. Also known as abrasive saws or chop saws, we offer this equipment in handheld and tabletop models ideal for efficiently slicing through rigid materials. United Rentals stocks multiple sizes including 9 inch, 12 inch, 14 inch and more to fit your crew’s specific needs.
With our gas-powered models, you can move around your worksite without worrying about wires or outlets. If you’re working in an enclosed environment requiring fume-free operation and have electric power available, we rent efficient electric saws as well. These saws will handle cutting through the toughest materials such as concrete, stone and asphalt.
FAQs About Cut-off Saws & Blades
What is a miter saw?
- Also known as a drop saw, a miter saw consists of a circular saw that operators can position at various angles to make angled cuts like bevel cuts and miter cuts. The saw lowers onto a board that is positioned against a backstop or fence. Miter saws can cut wood trim, masonry, metals and plastics, provided you use the appropriate blade.
Can you cut a concrete block with a circular saw?
- Our cut-off saws are designed to cut through all kinds of tough materials such as cement, metal and asphalt. We have multiple sizes available depending on the cutting depth you need.
What size cut-off saw do I need?
- We offer a range of cutting depths for our cut-off saws. Our 12-inch saw has a cutting depth of up to 4 inches, our 14-inch saw has a cutting depth of 5 inches and our 16-inch saw has a cutting depth of 6 inches. All three of these cut-off saws would cut through rebar and asphalt easily. If you need a cutting depth of more than 6 inches, check out our street saws.
Can I use a metal cutting blade on an abrasive chop saw?
- Yes, you can use a metal cutting blade on an abrasive chop saw — or cut-off saw. Just be aware that this could cause a lot of sparking during use, so use proper precautions. Check the rating of the blade and chop saw before using it on metal. We have multiple options available.
Can I use an abrasive chop saw to cut wood?
- Yes, you can cut wood with a chop saw, as long as you use a woodcutting blade. Metal-cutting blades differ from woodcutting blades. Metal-cutting blades actually grind through metal and concrete, rather than cut. Woodcutting blades on miter saws have teeth that bite into the wood and cut through it.