Alpha Professional Tools has introduced a new industrial-quality pneumatic stone cutter, called the Alpha PSC-150, which is equipped with a 2 horsepower motor, with a speed governor in the motor that regulates the air consumption according to the torque needed for the application. This regulation includes producing enough torque to cut 1 1/4-inch (3 cm) stone slabs in one pass. In addition, Alpha recognized the need for an industrial quality portable stone cutter that is capable of miter cutting of 1 1/4-inch (3 cm) materials with ease, so that any stone fabricator can use it when miter cuts are required, without time-consuming setup.
Since it is a pneumatic-powered motor, you can save the repair and maintenance costs of electric stone cutters when sink-hole cutting and groove-cutting for rodding applications. Alpha offers a carriage that retrofits on the Alpha Guide Rail System to support the application of making precise miter cuts for the perfect lamination. The PSC-150 offers kink-free water and air hoses to improve the maneuverability of the stone cutter.
The flexibility of the hoses helps reduce operator fatigue and improves the operation. To ensure a long maintenance interval, Alpha also recommends using the manifold system that comes with a regulator and filter to catch the debris and moisture delivered by compressed air.
The Alpha PSC-150 comes with an Eclipse II 6-inch blade which is the recommended turbo blade for granite and engineered stone. It can utilize a variety of consumables including the Alpha Katana 6-inch for porcelain panels and slabs, Hot-Rod 4-inch for 1/4-inch steel rods and 1/8-inch fiberglass rods. For marble applications, a Libero 5-inch blade is recommended since most marble slabs are 3/4-inch (2 cm) thick or less.