Alpha has re-designed the popular AWS-125 Wet Stone Cutter, which has changed how we cut out sinkholes using a manual cutting application. The ESC-125 was created based on the feedback from fabricators in preparation for OSHA's new silica rule change in 2017. OSHA is now enforcing the regulation to reduce the airborne silica particles by cutting with water, to keep the dust down on the floor, or to cut with a dust suction system with a HEPA vacuum connected.
Dust Cover for Dry Dust Removal
For the dry dust removal via the vacuum, we added a Dust Cover on the side of the blade guard to redirect the dust from the cutting edge into an attached vacuum. For example, when connected to the HEPA vacuum, the ESC-125 can be used dry at the job site to trim the edges of countertops without creating a lot of dust. The ESC-125 is equipped with a newly designed Aluminum Manifold System that delivers sufficient water jet to cool the cutting edge and removes the slurry from the cutting line ahead of the stonecutter. Since water is shooting from the back of the stone cutter towards the cutting edge, ample water is provided for any size and kind of blade applicable for the ESC-125.
Upgraded Water Hose & Water Feed System
Along with the aluminum manifold system, Alpha® upgraded the water hose to a Hybrid Kink/Memory-Free Water Hose that comes with a quick disconnect garden hose adapter. The new water feed system delivers ample volume without interruption and allows for an easy disconnect of the garden hose when needed. The EasyOn-EasyOff Sleeve bundles the power cord and water hose to minimize drag while cutting a long distance on the table.
New Clamping System for Cutting Stability
It is easy to open one end of the sleeve then wrap the power cord and water hose little by little to the other end. Alpha® also changed the way to adjust the cutting depth by moving the height adjustment arm to the side of the blade guard, so the Clamping Lever makes the adjustment. The new Clamping System ensures cutting stability, whether doing a step cut 3cm sink hole cut-out or making a groove for the reinforcement rod with much smaller diameter blades. The improved powerful motor outputs sufficient power to cut 3cm thick granite, quartz surfaces, marble, limestone, concrete, and sintered slabs using a standard 110V – 15 amp circuit.
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