Slab sawing is the most commonly used diamond cutting method. It is typically used to cut horizontal flat surgaces such as floors, bridge decks, and pavement. Slab saws feature a diamond blade that is mounted on a walk-behind machine requiring only one operator. Slab saws are typically used to provide expansion joints, remove damaged pavement sections, clean and repair random cracks for repair, and remove concrete sections for demolition purposes.
Slab saws are typically powered by gasoline, diesel, electric, or hydraulic engines. Slab saw blades can range from 12-54 inches in diameter and can cut up to 24 inches in depth.