Masonry chop saw approaches near-zero dust emissions

iQ Power Tools (formerly Masonry Tec Products) launched its iQ360 14-in. Masonry Chop Saw (below) at World of Concrete 2012, billing the model as the world’s first such equipment with fully-integrated dust collection vacuum system and singular power source. Among additional key iQ360 features: the saw has been tested to capture 99.5 percent of dust with ability to cut inside or outside the masonry unit; compact, lightweight design totaling 65 lbs.; tough, high-impact material construction; wide table design to ease cutting larger pavers, brick or block; patent-pending Quick-Spin Filter enabling easy clean-up and dust recycling (tray, below center); and, OSHA-compliant design for all 50 states. —