What's the trick to cutting concrete blocks in half?
I am blocking up some old foundation windows using 8 x 8 x 16 concrete blocks and I need some partial (half) blocks to complete the run. I have a masonry blade, a 3-inch stone chisel and a 3-lb hammer. I've been scoring the block in the middle, then using the chisel to crack it.
I can't get the block to split cleanly in the middle -- one end ends up crumbled. I do get 1 decent half block for my effort, but waste the other half.
Can this be done?