ICS 680ES bar and chain package handles the Force3 line of bars and chains, built to meet the operation and demands of general construction. Easy to start with a new lever to control choke, run and stop functions, available with 12" and 14" concrete bar and chains or 10" PowerGrit chain for Ductile Pipe.
Features & Benefits
Proper Chain Tension is very important. Rule of thumb is a diamond chain can be pulled freely around the guide bar by hand easily without binding. Proper chain tension should allow drive links to hang below bar. Click here for full ICS Chain Tension Tip Sheet.
For the straightest cuts use the Step Cut Method. Score the line first about 1/2" deep next deepen the cut about 2" then plunge all the way through and complete the cut. Plunge cutting generally results in a straighter start. If the cut does not start straight, it will not finish straight. When cutting heavy rebar, slowly rock the saw over the rebar, maintaining gray slurry water, so that you're always cutting concrete as well as steel. This will help keep diamonds exposed, expect less chain life when cutting heavy rebar.
If cuts are consistently crooked, turn the guide bar over and use the other side. Note: normal life of a guide bar is 2-3 chains. Heavy rebar can shorten bar life. With new chains it may be necessary to open up the diamonds, do this by making a few cuts into an abrasive material such as cinder block. Opening the diamonds will increase cutting speed.
Chains measure .220" wide, pre-cutting with a .235" blade will allow the chainsaw to cut freely without any premature wear on side clearance of chain. Important in keeping your saw cut straight by scoring the cut first. This also helps in blade life by using a standard pre-cut diamond blade with cut-off saw. Pre-Cutting is most commonly achieved with gas K970-14" or K970-16" or hydraulic K2500-16" combined with the Vanguard series blades.
Ace Cutting recommends the ICS 680ES chainsaw for general contractors who needs to cut through concrete 7-14" deep. If using this saw everyday or each week, suggest the Pro Series ICS 695XL model geared for heavy use and higher production rates.
|Engine type||2-stroke, Air-cooled|
|Horsepower||5 hp @ 9,500 rpm|
|Torque||4.1 Nm (36. in-lbs) @ 6,500 rpm|
|Weight||21 lbs powerhead only|
|Dimensions LxWxH||18" x 11.5" x 10"|
|Starter||Recoil, dust and water resistant|
|Ignition||Special water resistant electronic|
|Fuel ratio||50:1 gasoline-to-oil|
|Fuel capacity||.23 gallons|
|Water supply requirement||Minimum 20 psi|
|Water flow requirement||1 gpm|
This item qualifies for Free FedEx Ground Shipping. Orders placed before 3pm Eastern Standard Time will be shipped same day. Orders placed after 3pm will be processed the following business day.
Ace Cutting has this saw prepped before shipping. We try our best to adjust carburetor to meet location / elevation being shipped. This assures us to see defects or problems before shipping. Our technicians run the saw, empty the fuel and fit back into original packaging.