The first early-entry, dry cut saw was introduced in the late 1980s. The saw weighed only 25 lb and permitted joint cutting as soon as the slab could support the weight of the operator and saw without disturbing the finish. Advantages such as superior crack control and reduced labor costs have fueled the popularity of this joint cutting technology. Several models of early-entry saws exist today, and both contractors and engineers have discovered a number of advantages over conventional sawing.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Portland Cement Association

    5420 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL  United States  60077
  • Authors:
    • McGovern, M
  • Publication Date: 2002-11


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00962949
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CT023
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 4 2003 12:00AM