TOP 5 MUST-HAVE TIME-SAVING TOOLS FOR CONCRETE GRINDINGS
Time is money, and any tool that saves it becomes an investment rather than an expense. So if you find yourself and your crew working too long or too hard on projects, you might want to give these tools a look.
Needle scalers are versatile hand tools that come in handy for texturing small areas of concrete as well as cleaning weld seams and removing coatings and corrosion. They are available in three designs: inline, pistol, and semi-pistol grips. Some come in kits or with optional heads that convert the tool to a chisel scaler for added utility as well as with dust shrouds to attach to a vacuum.
Scabblers are used to roughen concrete to prepare for surface coating or to remove material to level or shape surfaces. They’re more versatile than scarifiers, which are designed for use on large, flat surfaces. Scabblers are available in both hand-held and floor models, depending on your job’s needs.
Pole tampers are ideal for back-fill tamping in small areas or places where larger tampers just aren’t practical. Most come with interchangeable scabbling heads that let you scabble in hard-to-reach places like corners and under rebar.
When there’s a large area or lots of material to remove, you’ll want a scarifier. Scarifiers (aka Planers and Milling Machines) level, clean, and texture surfaces. They repair common slab problems like curled joints, unevenness, sidewalk trip hazards, and weather damage. Scarifiers also remove contaminates, epoxy, paint, traffic lines, and more. Models like the EDCO CPM-10 Walk behind Scarifier cut to a 1/8" working depth per pass and will scarify approximately 500-700 sq. ft. per hour. Smaller hand-held pneumatic and electric scarifiers are also available for tight spaces and are great alternatives to shot blasting.
Descalers are great for removing thick coatings or buildups that would take too long with other tools. Designed for removing paint and scaling from metal surfaces like bridges and ship decks, these machines are available in either hand-held or walk-behind versions and can make quick work of even the toughest jobs.
And always remember that whatever your concrete cutting, coring, and finishing requirements may be, equipment and tools from Ace Cutting Equipment are your choice for top-quality results. They ensure a professional job with results you’ll be proud to show off.