The most common gas saw on construction sites has a depth of cut of 12 inches. There are hydraulic diamond chainsaws that can cut to a depth of 25 inches. With a 14-inch circular blade on a cutoff saw, the maximum depth is about 5 inches.
Due to the guide bar of a diamond chainsaw, which has a long, narrow flat surface, the saw can provide a deeper cut with no overcut, allowing the operator to make square corners. With a circular blade, this is not possible.
In addition to cutting deeper without overcutting, diamond chainsaws can also be used to make openings as small as 4 inches by 4 inches, the cutting depth of the bar. They are also useful for cutting odd-shaped holes through material.”
It is important to consider whether you will be cutting openings deeper than five inches when choosing a diamond chainsaw. In this case, a diamond chainsaw is a right tool. Most chainsaws start with a gas-driven two-cycle engine, which offers portability and low initial investment. Consider using a hydraulic or pneumatic diamond chainsaw, which has more power and can be used for openings up to 25 inches, if your cutting needs are significant.