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    Default stihl cut-off

    Would anyone have an opinion about whether the stihl TS 420 A or the TS 700 is more suitable for cutting hard rock and concrete?

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    The 700 has the more powerful engine. It is also heavier, so position matters.

    The blade you choose is just as, if not more important, than the saw.

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    I have 2 of the 420s. They cut concrete and block fine. Doubt I would want to handle the extra 5lbs. of the bigger one.

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    How much cutting and in what position. If cutting mostly on the ground then I think bigger is better as the job gets done quicker. If you will be cutting horizontally and holding the weight of the saw, then a big one gets heavy quickly and tends to bind.
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    I guess I'm leaning towards the bigger saw, Almost all the cuts will be laying down and below me. In general, I prefer running machinery comfortably below it limits when possible. It comes with a 14" diamond blade, Tom, as to the choice of blade what do you recommend?

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    Go through this site, it explains the various grits, segments, patterns. All designed for various natural and man made products.

    http://www.national-diamond.com/

    Tom
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