|Safety||Safely cut down through pipe - or plunge when necessary. No kick back as associated with traditional wood chain saws. No need to adjust manufacturer guards in order to perform upcutting.||Must cut from all sides.
Many users have become accustomed to adjusting or removing manufacturer safety guard in order to perform up cut.
|Excavation||Excavate to expose pipe and safe cutting window only. Requires only one side cutting access.||Fully expose pipe, create access around entire pipe. Must excavate 2-3 feet beyond bottom of pipe.||Less excavation. Small work zone impact/footprint.|
|Hand Digging||Relatively little hand digging required to provide a safe, clear cutting window.||Extensive hand digging required to provide full circle cutting access.||Less hand digging.|
|Cutting Ergonomics||Cut through pipe from one side, no need to move to other side or cut from below.||Must cut from all sides, including from below.||Single side access cuting provides a simpler, faster, and safer cutting process|
|Machine Performance||Able to make cut through a pipe full of water. Further, direct chain drive assure machine will perform, even when wet.||Circular blade stall when cutting a pipe full of water. Belt driven, slips when wet.||No waiting for pipe to drain. Less down time.|
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