MS-48 Asphalt Sample Preparation Saw is used to prepare asphalt samples for Semi Circular Bend (SCB) Testing, and for cutting samples for Disk-Shaped Compact Tension (DCT) Tests in accordance with ASTM D7313. A custom spring-clamp fixture quickly secures the specimen for required notch cuts with no need to adjust the saw blade. Simply change out the spacer blocks to switch between specimen types and notch depths. The saw will also make the required half-cuts and flat-cuts for these samples. The included 10in (254mm) diameter blade is 0.050in (1.27mm) thick to meet specified cut-width requirements. Each saw is supplied with a precision-machined alignment block to easily verify proper blade alignment. MSA-220 Spacer Block Set for making the three notch cuts in ASTM D8044 (Louisiana) SCB specimens is purchased separately.
The MS-48 features a fully enclosed high torque, fan-cooled motor and permanently lubricated heavy-duty shaft bearings. The aluminum table has a non-slip molded neoprene surface.
- Thin 10x0.050in (254x1.27mm) circular blade
- Spring-clamp feature secures sample for precise cuts
- Spacer blocks allow for different specimen types and notch depths
- Meets DCT and SCB sample preparation requirements
- Tile Saw
- 10in Blade
- Alignment Block