Flat sawing is the most commonly used diamond cutting method. It is typically used to cut horizontal flat surfaces such as floors, bridge decks and pavement.
Also called slab saws, flat saws feature a diamond blade that is a walk-behind machine requiring only one operator.
Flat saws are typically used to provide expansion joints, remove damaged pavement sections, clean expansion joints, clean and prepare random cracks for repair and remove concrete sections for demolition purposes. Electric saws and diesel saws with scrubbers may be used for inside applications when air quality of low emissions is a priority.