I was thinking about putting in a patio with patio pavers.
I was going to take the easy way out and make the patio square so I didn't
have to make any cuts.
But then I was walking around Home Depot and they had a circular saw blade
that was crimped around the edge that said it was for cutting block for
about 15 bucks. Wet or Dry. They had another for about 30 bucks that was
diamond tipped. Do they work? I was also think that I could cut them only
about 1/4 inch deep then hit it with a 4 inch chisel. Let me know if there
is a low cost easier way.
If they are the pavers that are red brick and only about 1-1/2" thick, just
use your chisel. I laid an entire patio in one day with them (22' x 15') -
cut them with a chisel and never had to replace a single one due to a bad
cut. If in doubt, go to HD and buy just one paver (tell them you just need
a sample and they'll probably give it to you. Take it home and try it.
It's very easy.
I've used this blade for a sidewalk and two patios so far, and I'm about
to order the pavers for my second sidewalk this afternoon. And the granite
place said it will cut my 2" granite edging, too.
The blades work fine, they are a good compromise between the abrisive
blades that are useless for more than a half dozen bricks, and the $100+
full diamond blades that pros need.
They won't last forever, or work 40 hours a week, but they will handle
a patio or two quite easily.
Andrew L. Duane (JOT-7) firstname.lastname@example.org
HP/Compaq Corporation email@example.com
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