PH says it can be used in above-ground and underground environments, creating time efficiencies and accomplishing techniques that were previously thought very difficult and, in some cases, unachievable.
The rolling wedge cutter places material in tension and pulls it apart by overcoming the material’s tensile strength, instead of blasting material apart by exceeding its compressive strength through force.
When put in tension, material such as concrete has just one-fifth the tensile strength of its compressive strength.
PH said the cutter prevented the challenges associated with trenching and mining through difficult materials such as concrete, frozen ground or pavement.
It causes less disruption to the ground underneath streets and roadways than backhoes or jackhammers forcing their way through pavement.
The cutter is constructed out of hardened steel and is available in various sizes, from 0.75-inch to 9in diameters.
It can be outfitted with a host of optional tips to meet the specific needs of a project.