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Best Diamond Chainsaw for Concrete and Masonry

Best Diamond Chainsaw for concrete and masonry

 If you are looking for something that maybe a bit easier than using a disk cutter or what we like to call a stihl saw even tho it maybe made by a different brand.

Maybe your looking to remove the large block from a facade or looking to cut a doorway out quickly and precise with no damage then you have come to the right place.

We have listed the best diamond chainsaws used for cutting concrete and masonry.

If your looking to cut concrete and masonry simple and easily this is when the diamond chainsaw comes in.

The diamond chainsaw is a specialist tool for the pro tradesman, if your looking to make changes to existing buildings with ease here we take a look at some of the best diamond chainsaws and see what there made of.

Husqvarna K970 Chain Mk III 18″ Diamond Chainsaw

Husqvarna diamond chainsaw

Husqvarna K970 is one of the best Best Diamond Chainsaws, it is a popular tool used to cut materials such as stones and bricks.

The cutting depth of the Husqvarna K970 Chain Mk III 18″ Diamond Chainsaw is 400 mm.

It is the perfect machine for cutting masonry with ease.

It can be used when you don’t want to over cut the corner of the window or make an opening to a doorway. 

The Husqvarna K970 Diamond chainsaw can cut concrete and masonry from one side upto 390 mm.

The saw can also make openings as small as 110mm x 110mm so it is good to cut small holes in masonry and can cut any angle and any shape openings.

It is equipped with an X-Torq engine which reduces emissions and is fantastic on fuel consumption.

The Husqvarna K970 has a built in air purge and decompression valve which makes it easy to start.

Weight 9.7 kg

Output power 4.8 kW

Weight 9.7 kg

2-stroke engine 

  • Can cut openings from one side unto 390mm
  • make openings as small as 110mm x110mm
  • cheap on fuel


  • MPN: 967660501
  • Power: 4.8Kw
  • Engine: Air-cooled 2 stroke engine
  • Displacement: 94cc
  • Maximum cutting depth 18”/450mm
  • Weight: 9.4 kg


  • Highly efficient air filtration which makes sure minimum engine wear even in the most demanding conditions
  • Engine with X-Torq produces 75% fewer emissions, 20% lower fuel consumption, and more power.
  • Efficient vibration dampening minimizes vibrations to less than 5m/s² for more convenient operation.
  • Easy to start thanks to decompression valve and Air Purge

Stihl GS461 76.5cc Petrol Diamond Blade Concrete Chain Saw 400mm.

stihl GS461 diamond chainsaw

Stihl GS461 Diamond Chainsaw is good for cutting and a good addition to your cutting tools.

Due to its lightweight and only weighing 7.6 kg, you can do your cutting work more easily and effortlessly.

It can cut anything whether you need to cut, concrete, bricks, blocks, stones.

Cheaper than the other Diamond Chainsaws and from a reputable brand.

It can transform the engine power into a powerful cutting performance when cutting masonry and concrete.

When your after a saw that can do everything here is the answer.

The Stihl GS 461 can cut deep into concrete upto a depth of 15.7″ and it can cut into reinenforced ½ inch rebar.

The saw can cut, Masonry bricks and blocks asphalt and some stone.

It is a compact lightweight masonry and concrete chainsaw that lives up to the reputable brand that is Stihl.

When you think of cutting concrete or masonry straight away you think of Stihl. .

It has a low exults emission engine, advanced water controls to keep dust down and a diamond abrasive chain.

Output power 4.3KW

Weight 7.6 kg

 2-MIX engine

  • Cut into concrete up to 15.7″ deep
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Cut a variety of concrete and masonry


  • Idle speed: 2500 min
  • Displacement: 76.5cm
  • Power-to-weight: 1.7kg/kW
  • Power output: 4.3kW / 5.8bhp
  • Maximum speed: 13500 min
  • Sound pressure level: 106dB(A)
  • Sound power level: 115dB(A)
  • STIHL saw chain type 36 GBM Diamond concrete saw chain
  • Weight: 7.6kg
stihl masonry and concrete chain

ICS 680ES Diamond Chainsaw 30cm/35cm Depth of Cut For Concrete, Brick & Stone

ics chainsaw

The ICS 680ES Diamond Chainsaw is one of the powerful machines that can cut the natural stone, reinforced concrete, or masonry deep into 35cm or 14 inches.

Also it has a controlled lever, which allows it to work faster and easier when cutting.

It provides you with a safe operation, and not much rotational kickback. 

The ICS 680ES is Built for performance and portability and it can cut into tough ductile iron, cast iron, PVC, HDPE, and Insituform lining, and it is also designed to fit the full line of FORCE3® Series chains.

With a quick switch of the guide bar, chain, and drive sprocket, you can use this power cutter in masonry, stone, and even reinforced concrete making the ICS 680ES a versatile all rounder.

Weight 9.5 kg

Output power 3,7 KW

76.5cc Petrol Engine


  • Polyester air filter designed especially for wet cutting
  • Extended drive sprocket adapter provides easy chain assembly.
  • Operates FORCE3 bar and chain consumables up to 14” (35cm)
  • Easy to start in all weather
  • Cut squares as small as 4”*4” (10cm*10cm)
  • Multifunction lever controls choke, run and stop modes, throttle advance.
  • Deep cutting solution for obstructed or small opening


  • Weight 9.5 kg powerhead only
  • Engine speed 11500 +/- 500 rpm (max)
  • Engine Type 2-stroke, Air Cooled
  • Horsepower 3.7 kW @ 9,500 rpm
  • Displacement 76.5 cc (4.7 cu-in)
  • Torque 4.1 Nm @ 6,500 rpm
  • Engine Speed 11500 +/- 500 rpm (max)
  • Dimensions 46 cm length 29 cm height / 25 cm (10 in) width
  • Chain speed at Maximum Power 34.5 m/s
  • Minimum water flow requirement: 4 lpm (1 GPM)
  • Minimum water supply requirement: 1.5 bar (20 psi)
  • Starter dust and water-resistant

ICS 695XL-12 94cc FORCE4 12 / 30cm Petrol Concrete Cutting Diamond Chain Saw


The ICS 695 XL is a Petrol Concrete Cutting Diamond Chain Saw that is the best machine for cutting the hardest of the materials which cannot be cut with the other diamond chainsaws.

The diamond chainsaw is equipped with an high energy ignition system that makes it easy to start the saw.

Also available with guide bars of 12 inches and 16 inches.

It consists of the cylinder, piston, and easy to tune a carburetor. 

It has long lasting upgraded components muffler, carburettor, and piston and cylinder making it built to last

The ICS 695XL is a powerful saw that is one tough durable machine.

Its the highest horsepower Ics petrol power cutter available.

Weight 9.5KG

Output power 4.8 KW

Engine Type 2-Stroke, Air Cooled

  • Available with guide bars of 12 inches and 16 inches.
  • Tough and durable
  • Built to last


  • New piston and cylinder lower engine temperature
  • Use precast concrete, concrete, natural stone, reinforced concrete, masonry.
  • Longer life muffler with reinforced internal baffle
  • New easy-to-tune carburetor
  • Easy-to-start with the higher energy ignition system


  • Displacement 94cc (5.7 cu-in)
  • Torque 5.7 Nm @ 7200 rpm
  • Weight 9.5 kg powerhead only.
  • Horsepower 4.8Kw @ 9000 rpm
  • Ignition unique water-resistant electronic ignition
  • Dimensions 46cm (18”) L*36cm (14”) H*30cm (12”) W
  • Engine Type 2-stroke, Air-cooled
  • Minimum water flow requirement: 4 lpm (1 GPM)
  • Minimum water supply requirement: 1.5 bar (20 psi)

Electric diamond chainsaws

Electric diamond chainsaws are one of the best breakthroughs in the building industry.

The electric diamond chainsaw has provided us to work extremely fast, in comparison with the other chainsaw.

Available with the 12 and 14 inches guide bar. It can cut a maximum of up to 350mm. It requires almost 110V Electric power supply to work. 

AGP CS11 Electric Diamond Chainsaw

ICS 695XLElectric diamond Chainsaw

The Electric diamond chainsaw has provided us to work extremely fast, in comparison with the other chainsaws.

The saw is available with the 12 and 14 inches guide bar.

It can cut a maximum of up to 350mm and requires a 110V Electric power supply to work. 

It is one of the flexible tool which can cut up to 30 mm of stone or concrete.

One of the best perks of the AGP CS11 Electric Diamond Chainsaw is that it provides the least sound. It is ideal for cutting in indoor environments.

It can cut the square cuts with no over cuts and also cut a deep plunge cut.

We would say it is not as powerful as the petrol ICS diamond chainsaws but for ease of use and for the smaller jobs it can hold its own and can get the job done.

Weight 9.6 kg

Output power 3.9 KW



  • 12” max depth of cut
  • Built-in levels for accurate cutting alignment
  • LED load indicator allows cutting at maximum efficiency
  • Waterproof and dust-proof switch
  • 3/8” drive sprocket
  • Electronic overload and thermal protection

AGP CS11 Electric Diamond Chainsaw

It is one of the flexible tools which can cut up to 30 mm of stone or concrete.

One of the best perks of the AGP CS11 Electric Diamond Chainsaw is that it provides the least sound.

It is ideal for cutting in the indoor. It can cut the square cuts with no overcuts and a deep plunge cut. 


  • Cuts more than twice as deep as circular blade cut-off saws
  • Cuts reinforced concrete, block, and stone, masonry.
  • Makes square cuts with no over-cuts, thus maintaining structural integrity
  • Safe and easy to use – No rational kickback
  • Cuts through walls from one side 
  • Wet cutting ONLY – No hazardous dust
  • Can plunge cut tiny openings, as little as 4.5″*4.5.”


  • Rated Power / Current: 2820w / 25A
  • Idle Speed: 8300 RPM
  • Wall walker
  • Weight: 9kg
  • Max Power / Current: 3900w / 35A
  • Load speed:
  • 5500 RPM
  • Max Cutting Depth: 14”


Hope this has give you some insight into what diamond chainsaws are available for cutting concrete and masonry with ease

In our view if you can cut it with a disk cutter then do so but if you need a specialist cut or you want to cut doorways and windows through breeze block or softer masonry these diamond chainsaws do the job precisely.

It can take a while to cut rebar with these saws depending on thickness but with a good disk cutter in partnership you have everything you need to cut concrete and masonry.

The Diamond chainsaw is a good addition to your cutting Equipment.


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