Our Story

In 2005, our Founder, Steve Terpstra was concerned that he could develop silicosis from wall chasing and concrete cutting.

Ongoing exposure to the hazards of silica dust and to carbon monoxide had left him fearing for his health and that of his employees.

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Our Story

In 2005, our Founder, Steve Terpstra was concerned that he could develop silicosis from wall chasing and concrete cutting.

Ongoing exposure to the hazards of silica dust and to carbon monoxide had left him fearing for his health and that of his employees.

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Our Vision

“A world where every worker who cuts concrete, stone or brick can do so without fear of dying from lung disease.”

Our Vision

“A world where every worker who cuts concrete, stone or brick can do so without fear of dying from lung disease.”

Innovation

Introducing a revolutionary world-first: Tri-Vac TechnologyTM for safer, cleaner and more efficient cutting.

The Guarda Edge Power Cutter with Tri-Vac TechnologyTM extracts 3 ways as you work:

•  Silica Dust
•  Slurry
•  Fumes

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Fumes enter here.
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A water jacket is located around the exhaust ports for cooling the engine exhaust before it enters the vacuum tube. The tube is cool to touch during operation. The same water is used on the blade guard.
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Slurry is vacuumed down here.
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Vacuum hose attached here. The fumes, dust & slurry mixture removed away from the cutting area via attached wet vacuum.
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Water is sprayed onto the blade close to the centre in a forward direction to prevent spray back. The peripheral forces of the blade take it righ to the cutting edge so the water is used efficiently.
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Water is sprayed into the blade guard, towards the rear, to prevent spray back. This water mixes further with the dust and slurry already created to make a more fluid waste, preventing clogging.
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The peripheral forces of the blade automatically force the cutting debris (slurry) into the throat of the blade guard where there is vacuum suction to draw the debris upwards.

Innovation

Introducing a revolutionary world-first: Tri-Vac TechnologyTM for safer, cleaner and more efficient cutting.

The Guarda Edge Power Cutter with Tri-Vac TechnologyTM extracts 3 ways as you work:

•  Silica Dust
•  Slurry
•  Fumes

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See how it works:
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1
Fumes enter here.
2
A water jacket is located around the exhaust ports for cooling the engine exhaust before it enters the vacuum tube. The tube is cool to touch during operation. The same water is used on the blade guard.
3
Slurry is vacuumed down here.
4
Vacuum hose attached here. The fumes, dust & slurry mixture removed away from the cutting area via attached wet vacuum.
5
Water is sprayed onto the blade close to the centre in a forward direction to prevent spray back. The peripheral forces of the blade take it righ to the cutting edge so the water is used efficiently.
6
Water is sprayed into the blade guard, towards the rear, to prevent spray back. This water mixes further with the dust and slurry already created to make a more fluid waste, preventing clogging.
7
The peripheral forces of the blade automatically force the cutting debris (slurry) into the throat of the blade guard where there is vacuum suction to draw the debris upwards.

Awards & Recognition

Award Winner
2015

The Guarda Fume Tube wins the 2015 Most Innovative Product Award at the World of Concrete Trade Show

Award Winner
2019

The Guarda Edge Power Cutter wins the 2019 Most Innovative Product Award at the World of Concrete Trade Show

Business News
Article 2015

Fume Tube Cleans Up
Concrete Cutting

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Concrete Construction
Magazine 2018

Industry Choice:
Guarda Power Edge Cutter

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Awards & Recognition

Award Winner 2015

The Guarda Fume Tube wins the 2015 Most Innovative Product Award at the World of Concrete Trade Show

Award Winner 2019

The Guarda Edge Power Cutter wins the 2019 Most Innovative Product Award at the World of Concrete Trade Show

Business News Article 2015

Fume Tube Cleans Up Concrete Cutting

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Concrete Construction Magazine 2018

Industry Choice: Guarda Power Edge Cutter

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