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695PG-16 Gas Saw Package, Bar & POWERGRIT Chain
ICS POWEgrit saw 545018 695PG-16 Gas Saw Package(w/16in/40cm Guidebar, PowerGrit Chain)
Pro Force Chain 524490 FORCE4 16in/40cm Guidebar (its 695GC/633F4)
ICS Replacement chains 537764 CHAIN, POWERGRIT 15/16-inch (880/695)
ICS 890F4/PG Hydraulic Utility Diamond Chain Saw Packages, Bars and Chains
ICS 890F4/PG Hydraulic Utility POWERGRIT Diamond Chain Saw Packages
The new - ICS 890PG Concrete Saw 566123 890PG-15 Saw Package - 8 GPM w/1-ft hoses
566710 890PG-15 Saw Package - 8 GPM w/8-ft hoses
566125 890PG-15 Saw Package - 12 GPM w/1-ft hoses
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566124 890PG-20 Saw Package - 8 GPM w/1-ft hoses
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566716 890PG-20 Saw Package - 12 GPM w/8-ft hoses
  ICS 890F4/PG POWERGRIT Bars and Chains
Pro Force Chain 529829 FORCE4 Guidebar - 10in (fits 890F4)
ICS Replacement chains 547641 CHAIN, POWERGRIT 10/12-inch (890/695)
Pro Force Chain 523080 FORCE4 Guidebar - 15in (fits 890F4)
ICS Replacement chains 537764 CHAIN, POWERGRIT 15/16-inch (890/695)
Pro Force Chain 529767 FORCE4 Guidebar - 20in (fits 890F4)
ICS Replacement chains 537765 CHAIN, POWERGRIT 20-inch (890/695)
Pro Force Chain 525320 FORCE4 Guidebar - 25in (fits 890F4)
ICS Replacement chains 545017 CHAIN, POWERGRIT 25-inch (890/695)

 

 

PowerGrit Saw Cutting Pipe

What is PowerGrit ?

Utilizing a brazed layer diamond coating on a patent pending chain design, coupled with an extremely durable chain platform, PowerGrit technology provides dramatically improved access to the cut with far less excavation. Single-side access reduces excavation time, operator effort, and total time to complete the job.

Product Benefits

  • Single-point access
  • Reduces excavation
  • Reduces labor time
  • Reduced operator effort
  • Easier to control while cutting
  • Improved operator safety

Materials

  • Ductile Iron Pipe
  • Cast Iron Pipe
  • PVC Pipe
  • HDPE Pipe
  • Insituform Pipe Lining
PowerGrit Saw Cutting Pipe PowerGrit Saw Cutting Pipe

PowerGrit Saw Cutting Pipe

 

Operating Platforms

PowerGrit can be operated by both ICS gas and hydraulic models allowing the user the choice between desired operating platforms. The added convenience of being ICS saws allows the user to interchange PowerGrit Utility chain and ICS ProFORCE Concrete Cutting Chain on the same saw, for ultimate application flexibility.  See below for more information on these saws, the chain itself and our selection of accessories.

Gas-Powered

695F4/PG Utility Chain Saw

Over 20 years of ICS product innovation and experience culminating in the latest addition to our gas saw family. Everything that makes chain saws the preferable method in cutting ductile iron, cast iron, PVC & HDPE pipe, plus Insituform pipe lining, wrapped in a hungry, power filled package called the 695F4/PG. All the great features from past ICS chain saws plus a few new innovations to make your day go a little easier. Reduced operator effort, improved operator safety, easier to control while cutting and dependable performance to match. If cutting ductile iron pipe is your game – the ICS 695F4/PG is your GAME CHANGER.

 

695F4/PG PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
WEIGHT 21 lbs/9.6 kg (without bar and chain)
BAR LENGTH Up to 16" (40 cm)
ENGINE SPEED 9300 +/- 150 rpm max, 2700 rpm idle
HORSEPOWER 6.4 @ 9000 rpm
ENGINE TYPE 2-stroke, single cylinder, air cooled
DISPLACEMENT 5.7 cu. inch (94cc)
POWERHEAD DIMENSIONS 19"L x 14"H x 12"W
(48 cm x 36 cm x 30 cm)
VIBRATION LEVEL 3.9/4.1 meters/sec2 (front/rear handle)
WATER SUPPLY Minimum 20 psi (1.5 bar)
FUEL MIX RATIO 25:1 (4%) fuel-to-oil
FUEL CAPACITY 0.26 gal (1.0 liter)

 

Operating Platforms

PowerGrit can be operated by both ICS gas and hydraulic models allowing the user the choice between desired operating platforms. The added convenience of being ICS saws allows the user to interchange PowerGrit Utility chain and ICS ProFORCE Concrete Cutting Chain on the same saw, for ultimate application flexibility.  See below for more information on these saws, the chain itself and our selection of accessories.

890F4/PG saw

880F4/PG

A Great Saw with a Bad Attitude

The new 880F4/PG cutting system offers the superior strength of FORCE4™ technology in a package that meets industry standards of design and ergonomics. Built for the hardcore cutter, this sleek powerhouse is packed with features designed to make it the hardest working saw ICS has ever made.

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880F4/PG PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS - 8 GPM / 12 GPM
WEIGHT 27.3 lbs/12.4 kg with
15-inch (38 cm) bar and chain
BAR LENGTH Up to 25" (63 cm)
MOTOR SPEED 6100 / 6400 rpm
POWERHEAD DIMENSIONS 23" L x 10.5" H x 9.5" W
(58.5 cm x 26.5 cm x 24 cm)
TORQUE 122 / 172 in-lbs
HORSEPOWER 11.5 / 17.5 hp
HYDRAULIC SUPPLY 8 / 12 gpm (30 / 45 lpm)
2500 psi (172.5 bar)
NOISE LEVEL 88 dB @ 3 ft (1 m)
VIBRATION LEVEL 4 meters/second2 (front handle)
WATER SUPPLY Minimum 20 psi (1.5 bar)
• Product data shown is rated based on maximum input conditions and efficiency assumptions and may vary dependent on power supply.

 

What is PowerGrit and how does it work?

PowerGrit is a patent-pending, diamond-coated Utility Saw Chain designed to grind through ductile iron, cast iron, PVC, HDPE and other types of pipe as well as a broad range of other hard materials.

What are the benefits of using PowerGrit?

PowerGrit chain is faster, easier and safer than other methods.

  • - Reduced excavation time to access pipe
  • - Reduced labor required to dig under pipe
  • - Single position cutting access up to 24” (600 mm) diameter pipe, no need to access bottom of pipe
  • - Easier saw control, reduced operator effort during cutting
  • - Improved operator safety due to access, control and reduced rotational force
  • - Reduced potential for blade breakage

How fast will a PowerGrit Utility Saw Chain cut?

Depending on the saw and other factors, including pipe wall thickness, hardness, operator experience and others, a PowerGrit chain can cut through a 10” (250 mm) ductile iron pipe in as little as 3 to 5 minutes.

How long will a PowerGrit Utility Saw Chain last?

PowerGrit chains can last as long as 30 cuts through 10” (250 mm) ductile iron pipe.

Note:The number of cuts will vary depending on many factors, including pipe diameter, pipe wall thickness and/or hardness, position of the pipe in the trench, factors related to the saw, operator experience and more. PowerGrit chains being run on gas-powered saws may get as much as 50% less chain life than on hydraulic saws, depending on conditions. Cutting into materials surrounding the pipe can also reduce chain life, as can inadequate water supply to the saw.

How long does a guidebar last?

A guidebar used with PowerGrit Utility Saw Chain should last through one to three chains depending on several factors including material being cut, operator experience, cutting into surrounding material, water pressure and others.

Note: Guidebars being used with PowerGrit Utility Saw Chain should be checked periodically and replaced if worn.

What kind of saw do I need to use PowerGrit Utility Saw Chain?

PowerGrit Utility Saw Chain cannot run on a traditional or regular chain saw. This is due to the amount of horsepower required, the requirement for water to be pumped through the bar, and the other components required to run PowerGrit chain including FORCE4™ guidebars and sprockets. ICS offers two systems that meet these requirements; the 94cc gas powered 695F4/PG, and the hydraulically powered 880F4/PG.

Will PowerGrit Utility Saw Chain cut concrete and asphalt?

It is not recommended that PowerGrit be used to cut concrete or asphalt. PowerGrit will cut concrete, asphalt and many other materials, but chain life may be reduced significantly compared to the life experienced when cutting ductile iron pipe. For best results, concrete and other aggregate materials should be cut with ICS diamond segment concrete-cutting chain.

What is the “Pipe Clamp”?

The PowerGrit pipe clamp was developed to take the weight of the saw from the operator, make the saw more stable and produce straighter, more accurate cuts. The clamp works on pipe from 4” to 12” (10-30 cm) in diameter depending on which saw and guidebars are used.  Currently the pipe clamp is available for the 880F4/PG only. While cutting with the clamp has distinct benefits, PowerGrit can be used “free hand” or with the pipe clamp.

Why consider an alternative to the current methods for cutting ductile iron pipe?

Safety, time and money. The most widely used method for cutting ductile iron pipe now is the gas powered “cut-off saw” with a circular abrasive or diamond blade. Maneuvering a circular blade around the outside of a pipe to complete a cut requires a large area be excavated to accommodate the saw and operator. The need to cut all the way around the outside of the pipe may require use of the saw in a non-ergonomic position, which can be very difficult.

What is the largest pipe diameter that can be cut?

When cutting free-hand without use of the pipe clamp, there is no limit to the diameter of pipe that can be cut. If the pipe diameter is larger than the cutting length of the bar, it must be cut from two sides.

Does the chain require water?

The chain requires approximately one gallon per minute (approx 4 liters) of water at 20 psi (1.5 bar) of water pressure. This can be supplied by a common home or building faucet, an on-site water truck or mobile tank. A small tank with a DC electric motor attached can be purchased inexpensively for the back of a pickup or ATV.

Does the chain require water lubrication if there is already water in the pipe or trench?

Yes. The chain is lubricated and cooled with water through the guidebar which is the only way to ensure adequate surface cooling.

Is PowerGrit a directional chain?

No, the chain can be mounted on the bar either direction.

Is it okay to cut with the tip of the bar in the dirt?

Cutting with the tip of the bar in dirt will significantly increase chain stretch, increase cut times and reduce chain life. Further, the operator should always try to avoid cutting in the dirt or beyond the visible cutting area due to the possibility of making contact with other buried utilites and obstructions.

When does the chain need tightening?

PowerGrit chains tend to run better when slightly loose.  It is normal for the drive-links to hang completely out of the bar. Tighten the chain when the drive-links hang more than 1/2 inch (12mm) below the bar. Remember that the chain should be able to be pulled around the bar by hand, otherwise it is too tight.

What happens when the chain has reached end of life?

Cutting times will increase significantly and/or straight cutting may become difficult.

Can I cut a pipe full of water under pressure?

Yes, PowerGrit offer the distinct advantage of being able to make a cut through a pipe full of water and under pressure. The chain technology maintains a high cut speed, whereas competitive methods require the pipe to drain and pressure be relieved before continuing with cut.

 

PowerGrit Method

 

  POWERGRIT CONVENTIONAL POWERGRIT ADVANTAGE
Safety Safely cut down through pipe - or plunge when necessary. No kick back as associated with traditional wood chain saws. No need to adjust manufacturer guards in order to perform upcutting. Must cut from all sides.
Many users have become accustomed to adjusting or removing manufacturer safety guard in order to perform up cut.
Safe alternative.
Excavation Excavate to expose pipe and safe cutting window only. Requires only one side cutting access. Fully expose pipe, create access around entire pipe. Must excavate 2-3 feet beyond bottom of pipe. Less excavation. Small work zone impact/footprint.
Hand Digging Relatively little hand digging required to provide a safe, clear cutting window. Extensive hand digging required to provide full circle cutting access. Less hand digging.
Cutting Ergonomics Cut through pipe from one side, no need to move to other side or cut from below. Must cut from all sides, including from below. Single side access cuting provides a simpler, faster, and safer cutting process
Machine Performance Able to make cut through a pipe full of water. Further, direct chain drive assure machine will perform, even when wet. Circular blade stall when cutting a pipe full of water. Belt driven, slips when wet. No waiting for pipe to drain. Less down time.

 

PowerGrit Safety Features

Using PowerGrit chain on an ICS utility chain saw provides the operator with significant and unique safety benefits.

(Always refer to saw operating manual for recommended use).

Conventional Method
PowerGrit Method
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No flying debris

PowerGrit chain will not shatter like an abrasive blade.

Safety Illustration Lineart 1

Single side access

The PowerGrit system allows the operator to safely cut through the entire pipe from a single side access point which eliminates placing an operator in a compromised position.

Safety Illustration Lineart 1

No dust

The PowerGrit system is a wet cut system, requiring water. Therefore the user is subjected to dramatically less dust and particulate ingestion.

Safety Illustration Lineart 1

Safety not compromised

The PowerGrit system eliminates the need to modify or adjust the manufacturer's safety guide in order to perform in upward direction.

Safety Illustration Lineart 1

Better operator control

The PowerGrit system offers more operator control and single pass cutting, which safely maintains the angle of the cut throughout the entire job and reduces the potential for pinch.

Safety Illustration Lineart 1

No kickback

PowerGrit® chain is a grinding technology, not a cutting technology, which eliminates rotational kickback normally associated with wood chain saws. That advantage provides safer usability and allows the operator to plunge the saw directly into the pipe when necessary.

 

PowerGrit Saw Cutting Pipe

What is PowerGrit ?

Utilizing a brazed layer diamond coating on a patent pending chain design, coupled with an extremely durable chain platform, PowerGrit technology provides dramatically improved access to the cut with far less excavation. Single-side access reduces excavation time, operator effort, and total time to complete the job.

Product Benefits

  • Single-point access
  • Reduces excavation
  • Reduces labor time
  • Reduced operator effort
  • Easier to control while cutting
  • Improved operator safety

Materials

  • Ductile Iron Pipe
  • Cast Iron Pipe
  • PVC Pipe
  • HDPE Pipe
  • Insituform Pipe Lining
PowerGrit Saw Cutting Pipe PowerGrit Saw Cutting Pipe

PowerGrit Saw Cutting Pipe

 

Hydraulic Chain Saw Accessores
 Pipe Clamp 537640 PIPE CLAMP, POWERGRIT SYSTEM 890F4/PG

Download the Pipe Clamp Datasheet (PDF)
Multiflow Hydraulic Powerpack 599653 P95-M Multiflow Hydraulic Powerpack (Auto Throttle, Electric Start, 5 or 8 gpm)

Datasheet (pdf)
599654

P110-M Multiflow Hydraulic Powerpack (23HP; 8, 10 or 12 gpm)

Datasheet (pdf)

Hi-Lift Performance Vacuum Systems 73862

TSS-15 Hi-Lift Performance Vacuum (Inc: 15' Hose)

Datasheet (pdf)

TSS-55 (fits standard drum w/ 15' hose) 71285 TSS-55 (fits standard drum w/ 15' hose)

Datasheet (pdf)
ICS - Portable Water Supply, 551494 573285

Portable Water Tank - PDX

Datasheet (pdf)

SpeedHook 528551

880F4 SpeedHook System (Inc: 42" Rail and 880F4 Saw Mounting Bracket)

Datasheet (pdf)

528552 SpeedHook Bracket (880F4)
70554 SpeedHook 42" Rail
70558 SpeedHook Axle Assembly (fits 880F4, 853PRO, 814PRO)
Flow Adaptor 70350

Flow Adapter Valve (8 gpm)

Datasheet (pdf)

71287

Flow Adapter Valve (12 gpm)

Datasheet (pdf)

hydraulic hose 70466 25' Hydraulic Hose

 

880F4/PG Pipe Clamp Accessory


In addition to the time saving value of PowerGrit® technology, the pipe clamp accessory developed for the underground pipe application brings a whole new level of safety, accuracy and ease of use to the job. With a simple adaptor, you can mount to this clamp and dramatically reduce the effort of handling the saw, while providing a solid, stabile cutting platform that also improves operator safety and the precision of the cut.


Download the Pipe Clamp Datasheet (PDF)

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