||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.
||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.
||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.
||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
||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.