We (me and father-in-law) need to cut a few paving slabs (3 of them).
These are 1960s concrete paving slabs 2ftx3ft. FIL has done a lot
of building work, but he has not used many power tools. He wants to
do it by drilling a series of holes and then breaking the slab along
that line of holes. I am not too keen on this because the edge of the
slab will be fairtly visible and i don't think it will look nice. Also
we have exactly the right number of slabs and don't want to risk
breaking one in the wrong place. We'd rather not bring in new ones as
they won't match the nice 'patina' of the 1960s originals. (sounds
daft I know but...)
I know you can cut slabs with a diamond cutting disk on a machine
which I could hire or even buy. I am pretty handy but do not have
much experience of powered cutting other than a hand held circular
saw. Would it be safe for me to attempt this or are such machines
dangerous in the hands of the inexperienced but enthusiatic?
Perhaps could pay a builder to come and do the cuts.
Thanks for any comments anyone cares to make,
- posted 12 years ago