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Diamond Wire Sawing

A fundamental component of Bluegrass’ expertise as a concrete cutting contractor, these versatile saws can be configured and deployed to cut anything, anywhere, including underwater. Engineered, custom built and tested in-house, our diamond wire technology delivers the most accurate concrete and metal cutting service in the industry.

What is Diamond Wire Sawing?

A hydraulic motor drives the main wheel and steadily pulls the diamond wire along the cut path. The diamond beads then do the work by utilizing the force of friction to cut through any material, from reinforced concrete to titanium. Our experienced operators are skilled at watching for, immediately recognizing, and reacting to changes in hydraulic pressure on the power units with incremental adjustments for drops (wire not cutting) or rises (wire being pushed to its limit) to re-tension the wire.

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The Pioneer of Diamond Wire Sawing

In 1979 Bluegrass became the first demolition company to use diamond wire saws for controlled demolition. Since then, our saws have been used in all major industries to cut an array of materials and objects, but primarily concrete and metal structures. Cutting through anything from steel encased concrete and concrete retaining walls, to heavily reinforced rebar, Bluegrass saws and operators earned a reputation for consistently delivering a reliable and cost effective solution.

This originally land base sawing technique would eventually see depths of 5000+ feet when we introduced our patented underwater diamond wire saw in the early 21st century. To date there has not been a job we cannot do.

Our Unique Advantage

  • No Middle Man – in-house R&D lowers your costs
  • Attention to Detail – exact cuts and fully prepped equipment
  • Raw Resources – 100,000+ feet of diamond wire and 60+ saws
  • Specialized Saws – plunge, underwater, land, and custom saws
  • Pioneer Experience – we started diamond wire demolition
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