The Company: National Drilling Services Ltd
Project: Concrete Wall Track Sawing
Location: Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Industry: Concrete Drilling & Cutting
National Drilling Services Ltd was formed in 1986 to service the building construction industry. The company operates throughout the UK from their main office based in Stockport near Manchester.
They provide a one-stop-service with controlled demolition, drilling, sawing and floor preparation as a complete package. Projects include Terminal 2 at Manchester Airport, Liverpool One, large Supermarket chains and football stadiums using the latest technology in cutting and drilling systems.
National Drilling Services Ltd were approached to undertake a large electric wall sawing project, which had to be carried out
under a tight time scale restriction as part of a refurbishment of The Etihad Stadium in Manchester.
Our objective was to cut into metre square sections up to a depth of 400mm using 3 phase electric track saws to cut
internal walls inside the stadium.
The operators at NDS were cutting general reinforced concrete with rebar.
Speed of cut, long life and reliability were major factors in choosing the correct Diamond Blade and specification for the wall
sawing due to the time pressure.
Diaquip recommended the Trimex Elite 1000 Diamond Track Saw
Blade (600mm and 1200mm Ø) as the correct specification for this
The Trimex Elite is our flagship innovative, high specification Diamond
Blade that has been described as a ‘game changer’ in diamond
blade technology by floor and wall saw operators who demand
better speed, life and reliability. We have further improved the
Trimex Blade to develop Trimex Elite – with Fusion Tech™
The R&D Team at Diaquip have applied the same innovative
methodology that made our DQ5 Diamond wire a market leading
product in its field to our Trimex Diamond Blade, to make the best
Fusion Tech™ is a development methodology which is unique to
Diaquip products – and is a breakthrough innovation in the Diamond
The result is a blade that is proven to cut up to 20% faster, last 50%
longer and having a more consistent cut than the world’s leading
diamond blade brands.
National Drilling Services Ltd and it’s operators were delighted with the speed, life, performance and results of using the Trimex Elite Track