Stihl TS410 vs Husqvarna K770
Husqvarna and Stihl are the market leaders for professional 12" disc cutters, also known as cut-off saws. Many landscapers and paving workers will be familiar with both brands and they are a common sight on construction sites of all sizes.
What many know as a Stihl saw is a large power cutter with either a 12" or 14" blade guard, used for cutting bricks, blocks and concrete. Petrol is still the most popular fuel type, synonymous with the engine noise heard on site; but Husqvarna also make electric, hydraulic, pneumatic and battery powered disc cutters.
Comparing the TS410 to the K770
The advantages of the K770 include more power and lower vibrations, but the TS410 is slightly lighter and quieter. Regulations and guidelines for construction tools are increasingly centred upon exposure to hand arm vibration (HAV), so the race is on to produce machines that have sufficient vibration-dampening, whilst maintaining high levels of power.
A key difference between the two brands would be apparent when fitting a diamond blade. The Stihl machine has a 30mm bore size, whilst the equivalent 12" Husqvarna cutter is 20mm. This means that the diamond blade would need to be the correct size, or at least feature a removable inner bushing, in order to fit the right machine.
|Stihl TS410||Husqvarna K770|
|Vibration level m/s²||3.9||2.4|
|Sound pressure level dB(A)||98||101|
|Sound power level dB(A)||109||115|
|Blade diameter mm||300||300|
|Bore size mm||30||20|
|Cutting depth mm||100||100|
Alternatives to the K770 and TS410
Aside from the Husqvarna K770 and its predecessor the K760, another petrol Stihl saw alternative is the Makita EK6100; which is similar in spec to the Stihl but slightly less powerful. Beyond the 12" versions, Husqvarna also have the K970 which comes in 14" and 16" versions, as well as the 16" K1270.