The Porta-Brickie has been designed and built in New Zealand for the way Kiwi Tradesmen like to work. This lightweight brick saw weighs approximately 34kg, making it versatile to use on site and easy to transport. The Porta-brickie can be used as either a drop saw or a push-through saw. It is ideal for moving around the site or up on scaffolding.
The saw uses high quality components – motor, switching gear, and blade guard which are imported from Europe.
The frame is laser cut out of aluminium. We use stainless steel nuts and bolts. The rails, striking plate on the back of the trolley and the shaft that the head pivots on are made from steel for strength.
All parts including the scissor frame are electroplated to protect against the elements
||50 & 60 Hz
|Max. cutting depth
|Dimensions ( L x W x H)
||760mm x 500mm x 540mm
Notes: We carry spare parts for all our brick saws. We do not recommend the Porta-Brickie for paving. This saw is only suitable for bricks and small cobbles. We recommend the MK45 saw for cobbles, as it will cut a 600mm square paving slab in one cut.
The trolley wheels require regular maintenance. You need to lubricate the wheels and tighten the bolts and nuts. They should be kept tight enough that the wheel turns freely, but does not “wobble”. Lubricate once a week along with the nuts on the blade guard and any other moving parts. Common sense maintenance will give you a good working life of the saw.
Correct Operation – Understanding how to look after Porta-Brickie will reward you with faster cutting and longer life. Water will cool the blade, lubricate when cutting and suppress dust. Protect your blade from impact and thermal shock caused by quenching a hot blade Start Up:
- Before starting, check the blades is on correctly.
- Check that it is turning freely and not hitting the “water feed” inside the guard.
- Check the trolley is on the rails and moving freely.
Deck wheels: after 3-4 days use, check the wheels are turning freely. From new there is a settling in period, the wheels should turn freely but not wobble. Tighten with 17mm diameter ring spanner. Apply CRC or WD40 regularly.
Apply CRC or WD40 to all moving parts and the two (2) brass screws on the blade guard.
Remove the lead out of the socket regularly. If permanently left in will cease in there.
At South Pacific Diamond Tools Ltd, we pride ourselves on quality. A premium quality diamond blade is not cheap however, you need to decide what is more important. The initial cost of the blade or total cutting costs. For large jobs or regular use, a top quality blade may actually be less expensive than several cheaper blades. Our blades have 10mm high segments. Choose a blade that matches closely as possible to the material you are cutting.
Contact us for guidance if unsure.
Porta Brickie Operate and Care Instructions