At Assington Autos we acquired several Husqvarna K1 PACE Battery Powered Disc Cutters to help us move away from the petrol-powered tools we previously used. 

These battery-powered alternatives are driving forward our desire to become more environmentally friendly. With disc cutters being an essential part of scrapping cars we need a reliable, powerful and easy-to-use cutter. Luckily, Husqvarna had exactly what we needed and our operatives love these new tools!

Read about our entry to the Suffolk Greenest County Awards

Check out the video in the comments to see the new cutter in action!

Why do you need disc cutters for car scrapage?

Disc cutters in scrapage are an essential tool for dismantling cars. In many cases, connectors have fused together so it is easier to dismantle a car with a disc cutter. 

If you have ever visited our yard in Sudbury, you will know we need a lot of space for scrapping cars. So, if we are working at one end of the yard, there is no reliable, convenient power source to use a corded disc cutter. Therefore we had to rely on cordless cutters, in which the petrol-powered versions were the most useful. 

We have been looking at alternatives to petrol for years, and it is only now that the Husqvarna K1 PACE disc cutters have been identified to do exactly what we need!

What are the benefits of moving away from petrol-operated tools?

The main benefit of switching from petrol to electric-powered tools is that you can simply switch off an electric tool when it is idling, then switch it back on when you are ready to use it. 

A petrol-powered tool needs to be turned on using a pull cord. This takes time and energy, once it is going then the petrol tool usually stays on for the duration you are using it. So, in some cases will remain idle, yet use petrol, for over one hour. 

Other benefits of using battery-powered tools vs petrol:

  • Easy to use: As mentioned above, petrol tools need a pull cord to work.
  • Quieter: Electric tools don’t produce a lot of noise when in use.
  • Vibrations: Our operators have to deal with fewer vibrations as there are fewer moving parts.
  • Environment: Small petrol engines are not efficient so exhaust harmful gasses.

By far the most important benefit for us as a company is the reduction of carbon footprint in using the K1. We try to recycle every aspect of every car that comes to Assington Autos, so further helping the environment is a big bonus for us.

With these Husqvarna K1 Battery Powered Disc Cutters we not only help our operatives but the environment too! All around, a win-win for Assington!

If you are looking to scrap your car and live in the Suffolk or Essex areas then get in touch with our team today. 

We recycle as much as possible from every car that is scrapped with us, so if you are from Colchester, Southminster, Bury St Edmunds or Felixstowe, Assington Autos is perfect for you.