On-Site Magazine

Lithium-ion powered cut-off machine

By Adam Freill   

Concrete Construction Equipment

(Photo courtesy of Stihl)

Stihl’s battery-powered TSA 230 Cutquik cut-off machine is designed to deliver maneuverability and cutting performance in a lightweight, compact package. With zero-exhaust emissions, the TSA 230 enables indoor cutting in enclosed spaces and other jobsites where users are not permitted to use traditional gasoline-powered cut-off machines. Wet cutting is made easier with onboard water connection and control, which suppresses dust.

“The groundbreaking lithium-ion-powered TSA 230 enables professionals to complete a variety of tasks with one lightweight machine,” said Stihl product manager Paul Beblowski. “Quick startups, excellent balance, and portability make it easy to use.”

Weighing in at 8.6 lb., the cut-off machine is fueled by a low-maintenance, brushless, commercial-grade high torque electric motor, creating little noise. Low vibration and the lightweight design help reduce operator fatigue and increase maneuverability, while providing the power needed to get light hardscaping and construction jobs done.

The TSA 230 joins a line of tools using Stihl’s advanced 36-volt lithium-ion battery system, which is engineered to provide operators with up to 15 minutes of quality and high performance from the cut-off machine with no gradual drop in power.




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