Norton Clipper 10" Early Entry Green Small Push Saw
Norton Clipper GC55 10" Early Entry Small Green Push Saw
Compact, light-weight design backed by the reliable gasoline engine, the GC55 early entry saw is intended for a variety of applications. From green, cured or decorative concrete cutting to expansion joints, the features of this small push saw are hard to beat in a single saw. Low, wide profile of the frame, along with the front mount blade, contribute to producing a more disciplined cut.
Is there a blade guide on the back of the saw so you will know where the blade is to be set down?
by Anonymous 8/31/2017 4:48:57 pm
There does not appear to be a guide on the back of the machine. The easiest way to know where your blade will be set is to mark the line you are going to cut, place the blade on the line before cutting and adjust to center your saw. Once your saw is centered, you can drop the front pointer and that can act as a forward guide and then cut straight.
Is there any add on kit, or new wheel type to keep water out of the wheel bearings?
With new OSHA regulations on silica, we now have to use water when cutting, to keep the dust down to a minimum. The concrete and water slurry is seizing the wheel bearings. Is there any remedy for this, or are we forced to purchase a wet cut saw and abandon our GC55?
by Daniel 4/17/2018 3:22:30 pm
The wheel bearings should be well sealed by the factory. Long term use can result in build up and seal deterioration.
There is a wet cutting kit. part number: 238926
From Norton Clipper:
"The solution is simple: clean off the saw once ever few weeks. Either lightpressure washing or just brushing the area between the frame and wheel will work. Like anything a little maintenance goes a long ways."
Can a Husqvarna Green Concrete Diamond Blade part # 542756101 fit this machine?
by Hector 8/22/2018 3:45:37 pm
No, due to the unique triangular arbor on the Husqvarna Soff-Cut blades they will not work with the GC55. Click here for blades that will fit the GC55.
How many feet can a blade cut before changing it
by Dannie 9/16/2020 10:25:46 am
Like any other equipment, diamond blades tend to wear out over time. However, it doesn’t really have an expected “usable period” or “expiry date.” due to the many different variables such as quality of the blade, material being cut through, cutting technique, etc.
Please consult with the manufacturer of the blade you are interested in purchasing to check the RPM, the quality, and the blade’s function before buying one to make sure that you can optimize it at its fullest capacity.
wheel bearings seize
the wheel seals seized and would barely turn, this caused the saw to jerk and now the lines are not straight
GREAT SAW, BACK SAVER
by Eric Wayne Wahlstrom -
I have had the Norton Clipper for 3 years; best saw I've owned. We used to saw cut manually with chop saw and 2x12. Now this saw has been great. Like a dream. Can't believe we never had one of these for 30 years. Pays for itself in one job.
Works great. Easy to operate and does a great job.
Wheels got a little stiff when new. I just lubed with some wd and been great ever since. LOVE IT