Sturdy, reliable, light and powerful - the K 970 power cutter is ready to perform when you are.

The ultimate choice when you need an all-round cutter performing in the toughest conditions, withstanding climate and fuel variations. Suitable for road works when used with the corresponding KV 970 trolley. The trolley also means you can fully concentrate on the cutting job.

  • Cutting depth, max - 6 in
  • Blade diameter, max - 16 in
  • Output power - 6.5 hp


Want to take a closer look? Learn more about the product in depth by exploring its features and benefits.

Easy and optimal belt tensioning

The semi-automatic SmartTension minimizes the risk of under- and over tensioning.

Sturdy and reliable

Less sensitive to outdoor conditions and fuel variations, thanks to the cylinder design and muffler with integrated heat deflector.

Easy to start

The unique design of the carburetor, cylinder and digital ignition system, together with air purge and decompression valve, ensure an easy start.

Long service intervals

A strong Poly-V belt combined with our maintenance-free DuraStarter™ and efficient filter-system Active Air Filtration™ ensure long service intervals.

Less slurry and low water consumption
Excellent dust control with our wet cutting kit. A progressive water valve for exact adjustment of the water volume to efficiently bind the dust and reduce slurry.

Magnesium blade guard
Contributes to a light weight which gives an improved power-to-weight ratio. New step less adjustment makes it easier to change cutting position.
Decreased weight
The magnesium blade guard contributes to enhanced ergonomics and increased power-to-weight ratio.

Light and powerful
A light, compact and powerful machine with superior power-to-weight ratio.

Easy to change blade guard position
The light magnesium blade guard facilitates cutting, thanks to its step less adjustment.

Fits multiple blade bushings
Blades with 20mm and 25.4mm bore can be fitted thanks to the reversible blade bushing.

Maintenance-free air filter
The only time the filter needs to be checked and changed is if you experience lack of power.

High power with less fuel
Our built-in automatic filter compensation SmartCarb™ maintains high power and lowers fuel consumption.
Reduced wear
Reduced wear thanks to the drive belt with fully sealed transmission, which keeps out the cutting dust.

Blade retarder
Reduces the stop time of the blade when the machine is switched off, which enables you to quickly move on to the next job.

Maintenance-free starter
Patented, dust sealed starter unit with a sealed return spring and pulley bearing. DuraStarter™ also includes a starter cord with greatly increased durability. This makes the starter virtually maintenance free, further enhancing the reliability of our cutters.

Less emissions and fuel consumption
Our X-Torq® engine produces less emissions, has lower fuel consumption and results in more power.

Cuts close to walls or ground
The cutting arm is reversible which lets you cut closer to walls or the ground. The drive belt has a fully sealed transmission. This keeps out cutting dust etc, reducing wear.
Active Air Filtration™
Our two-step filtration system with centrifugal cleaning and a single paper filter increases product life and extends service intervals.

Anti-vibration system
Our anti-vibration system reduces vibrations in the cutter handles, so they are more comfortable to hold and can be used for longer periods. To provide the user a comfortable operating position reduced strain, the distance between the handles is large. The handles and the short engine body mean the user always stands close to the machine, for easier handling and control.
Our virtually maintenance free starter, thanks to the dust-sealed starter and the durable starter cord.
EasyStart ensures easier starting by reducing the compression in the cylinder.
Poly-V belt
Provides better transmission of power, less frequent re-tensioning and extended service intervals.
Reversible cutting arm
The drive belt with fully sealed transmission keeps out cutting dust for reduced wear and allows close cutting to walls and floor.
Our built-in automatic filter compensation maintains high power during the air filter life time.
Wet cutting kit
Less slurry and low water consumption thanks to the progressive water valve, this adjusts the water volume to the exact amount needed.


Output power
6.5 hp
Cylinder displacement
5.71 cu.inch
Electrode gap
0.02 in
Exhaust emissions (CO2 EU V)
736 g/kWh

Cutting equipment

Cutting depth, max
6 in
Blade diameter, max
16 in
Arbor diameter
1 in
Blade thickness, max
0.2 in
Peripheral speed, max
18000 fpm


Product size width
8.43 in
Product size height
18.94 in
25.6 lbs

Sound and noise

Sound power level, guaranteed (LWA)
115 dB(A)
Sound pressure level at operators ear
104 dB(A)


Vibrations left/front handle
3.5 m/s²
Vibrations right/rear handle
4 m/s²


Cert machine dir. 2006/42/EC Decl. No.