Husqvarna K 970 Rescue Cut Off Saw works best with a Rescue Diamond Blade

Our most powerful rescue cutter is specially developed for rescue and clearing work. The magnesium blade guard is designed to be visible in smoke and water spray, and the digital ignition system provides a reliable and quick start in any emergency situation. Used and trusted by fire services around the world.

Cutting depth, max - 5 in
Blade diameter, max - 14 in
Output power - 6.5 hp

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

Magnesium blade guard
With decreased weight and reflective decals for high visibility in smoke and water spray, which enhances control of the cutter.

Adjustable carry strap
Enhanced carrying strap and larger carabines for heavy duty jobs. Allows you to run, walk and climb smoothly with the machine in urgent situations.

Specially designed starter handle
Specially designed starter handle, with room for heavy gloves.

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.

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

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.

Active Air Filtration™
Our two-step filtration system with centrifugal cleaning and a single paper filter increases product life and extends service intervals.

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.

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

Our built-in automatic filter compensation maintains high power during the air filter life time.


Our built-in automatic filter compensation maintains high power during the air filter life time.

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.

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.


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
5 in
Blade diameter, max
14 in
Arbor diameter
1 in
Blade thickness, max
0.2 in
Peripheral speed, max
18000 fpm

24.3 lbs
Sound and noise
Sound power level, guaranteed (LWA)
115 dB(A)

Vibrations left/front handle
3.8 m/s²
Vibrations right/rear handle
4.2 m/s²
Cert machine dir. 2006/42/EC Decl. No.