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iQ Power Tools Dry-Cut Power Cutter With Quick Change Options


If you’re not already familiar with the iQ Power Tools Dry-Cut Power Cutter, you should get to know this tool. It allows you to make cuts in all sorts of masonry but it does the job without creating a mess of concrete slurry. At this year’s World of Concrete event, iQ Tools announced some new quick-change options that open this gas power cutter up to even more efficiency.

10-Second Summary

  • Model Number: iQ Power Tools iQPC912VSK
  • 93cc, 6Hp, 2-stroke engine (EPA 3 Certified)
  • 12-inch blade diameter
  • 34 pounds
  • Eliminates the mess of wet cutting and the additional equipment required for dry cutting
  • OSHA compliant
  • Swap dust guard and paver skate attachments in less than 5 minutes
  • Price: $1950

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What iQ Tools Says

“This saw is truly game-changing for construction professionals; not only eliminating dust and slurry but for saving time and money with its quick change options. This saw can go from “V’ to “SK’ in under 5 minutes. The interchangeable attachments make it ideal; one tool – two applications.”

-Sarah Hurtado, iQ’s Marketing Communications Manager

iQ Power Tools Dry-Cut Power Cutter Design

Before we get into these attachments, let’s talk about the power cutter that showcases them. iQ’s Dry-Cut Power Cutter features a 93cc, 6Hp, 2-stroke engine that powers a 12″ diamond blade.  Where most other power cutters use water to trap dust particles, iQ Tools opts for a strong vacuum coupled with their quick-spin filtration system.

iQ Power Tools Dry-Cut Power Cutter With Quick Change Options

The result is a power cutter that remains OSHA-compliant but that doesn’t make a horrible, wet mess throughout the project. The iQ Power Tools Dry-Cut Power Cutter traps the dust in a cartridge filter and stores it in a lower chamber for easy and dry disposal.

Even a quick glance reveals that this saw is quite a bit longer than other 12″ power cutters. At 34 pounds, it’s also heavier than similar Pro models – by more than 10 pounds in some cases. The filter system is part of that equation and iQ Tools uses a more powerful engine than most 12″ models as well.

Upgrades

While this tool is pretty innovative in its own right, the hot news has more to do with its quick-change attachments. You can swap them out in less than five minutes. You’ll use the dust guard attachment when cutting into concrete, masonry, and pre-cast materials.

iQ Power Tools Dry-Cut Power Cutter With Quick Change Options

When it’s time to cut into horizontal surfaces like asphalt, installed pavers, and flat concrete, you’ll use the paver skate attachment. It allows you up to a 4″ depth of cut, cutting both forward and backward.

Pricing

At $1950, the iQ Power Tools Dy-Cut Power Cutter exceeds most every other power cutter’s price. As you consider it, weigh the benefits of not needing a water source or a separate vacuum system to get the job done. It’s an all-in-one product – just start the engine and go instead of connecting your peripheral dust collection or water.

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Final Thoughts

iQ Power Tools really impressed us with their well-built and highly functional dry cut tile saw. If they’ve conquered the power cutter like they have the tile saw, we can look forward to a dry and dust-free job site. Just be prepared to dig a little deeper in your tool budget.

iQ Power Tools Dry-Cut Power Cutter Specs

  • Model Number: iQ Power Tools iQPC912VSK
  • Arbor Size: 1″
  • Blade Size: 12″
  • Max Cutting Depth: 4″
  • Fuel Type: Gas and Oil Mix
  • Fuel Capacity: 1.25 qt
  • Engine Cycles: 2 Cycle
  • Engine Displacement: 93cc
  • Horsepower: 6 Hp
  • Max RPM – No Load: 9300 RPM
  • Weight: 34 lbs
  • Wet Cutting Capable: No
  • MSRP: $1,950

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