What is the difference between wire sawing and wall sawing?

Wall sawing job When it comes to any form of concrete cutting, KC Coring and Cutting has got your back. There’s no project in Kansas City that’s too big or too small for us to tackle.

While our experienced crews would be able to advise you on what type of equipment is required for a given situation, we would like to educate you about the fundamental differences between wire sawing and wall sawing.

Wire sawing
Wire saws can cut large pieces of concrete to virtually any depth – even if there is limited space. A wire saw is the perfect piece of equipment to make openings in thick concrete walls.
Wire saws are tough and can cut into concrete reinforced with steel or other materials. And they can get the job done quickly. The wire saws used by our crews have braided wire cables that are embedded with diamonds. They use a pulley system to guide the wires, which results in clean cuts that do no damage to the surrounding material. This makes wire saws the ideal tool to use on bridges, beams, piers, as well as other areas that are vibration or shock sensitive. We could even use them in nuclear plants.

Wall sawing
Wall sawing, on the other hand, uses a track-mounted system. As a result, our wall saws can make precise cuts on both vertical and horizontal surfaces. Wall saws can cut holes for doors, windows, and HVAC systems. We can also use wall saws to create openings for stairs and elevators. In addition, they are sometimes used to make separation cuts for demolition projects.

Our equipment can cut through concrete and other materials like brick, reinforced concrete, precast concrete, and cinder block.
Because our staff is highly skilled, they can produce any angle, shape, or size cuts without impacting or damaging the rest of the structure. And our wall saw can be operated remotely (or manually if necessary.)
Did it sound as if we described two pieces of equipment that could achieve the same result? To a novice, it may seem as if a wall saw and a wire saw are interchangeable. This isn’t the case.
If you aren’t sure what type of equipment can be used for your situation, consult with the concrete-cutting experts in Kansas City – KC Coring and Cutting. Perhaps we will recommend wall sawing or wire sawing, but your project may require a different piece of equipment. Don’t worry – when it comes to cutting or coring through concrete, we have all the right tools.
We also can complete concrete core drilling, concrete hand sawing, concrete chainsawing, concrete curb sawing, concrete grinding and polishing, and concrete shot blasting. But these pieces of high-tech equipment do not run on their own. We have the best crews around, who are reliable and experienced.

For all of your concrete-cutting needs in the Kansas City metro area, call KC Coring and Cutting at 816-523-2015. We promise to be on the mark, on the money, and on time.

KC Coring & Cutting Construction, Inc.
7240 Central St.
Kansas City, MO 64114