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Old 04-15-2020, 06:35 PM   #1
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Cutting Pavers.


Doing a small paver job with 6x8 pavers.

What's the best tool for it. Grinder? Diamond saw in regular saw?

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Old 04-15-2020, 06:47 PM   #2
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Re: Cutting Pavers.


Done a bunch of pavers before and HATE them, but it all depends how precise and what the perimeter is. Rated roughest to most precise..........

-Demo saw,(wet after pavers laid to define edge)
-Grinder,(preferably wet, after pavers laid to define edge)
-Wet brick saw on table,(cut all edge pieces before you lay them down)

I'm not great with the demo saw, but good masonry buddy can basically get wet brick saw results running a demo saw- but he's been doing high end flagstone work for 20 yrs....... A lot of the issue is the context of the situation and pattern- F**king herringbone!

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Re: Cutting Pavers.


if you have a junker scms a diamond cutoff blade works very well.

clean accurate cuts.

second choice would be a diamond wheel in a 4" grinder.

you can use a straight edge to help achieve clean cuts
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Old 04-15-2020, 07:12 PM   #4
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I do need a new grinder. Might be a reason to get one.

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i have an old 7 1/4" worm drive i keep a concrete blade in . this tends to be my go to for this work . i drill a small hole in the lower edge of a 5 gallon bucket .fill it with water and let the water run out as i cut .put a screw in the hole when you stop cutting .
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i have an old 7 1/4" worm drive i keep a concrete blade in . this tends to be my go to for this work . i drill a small hole in the lower edge of a 5 gallon bucket .fill it with water and let the water run out as i cut .put a screw in the hole when you stop cutting .
That's a pretty sweet work around for wet-cutting without a hose connection I haven't heard of before and bet it works good!
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Re: Cutting Pavers.


Even that small, I'd use a demo saw if it's going to be more than half a dozen cuts. Git 'er done.

Diamond blade in a sidewinder will work, but it won't do the saw motor any good.
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Using a grinder sucks for cutting bricks


Concrete saw with a diamond cuts them like butter

Use a magic marker to mark the cut so any water spray from the blade wont vanish your line before the blade touches it for dust free cutting




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My phone works best for cutting pavers. I've had great results.


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Well, I needed an excuse to get a new grinder anyway for my shower doors.

Picked up the 4.5/5 M18 Fuel. It's a small job, so it should work fine.

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See if the yard where the pavers were sold from, will lend you a guillotine. A quick hit with a cordless grinder and you're in business.
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I mark them on the ground after they are all placed and cut them with a wet saw.


If there is any super tight cuts or weird stuff I mark and cut them like doing tile, but try to avoid it, much more efficient to cut your borders in on the ground, way easier to mark them out too.
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Even that small, I'd use a demo saw if it's going to be more than half a dozen cuts. Git 'er done.

Diamond blade in a sidewinder will work, but it won't do the saw motor any good.
I've cut countless footings (about 10 lf of cutting each) in basements with a sidewinder with a concrete blade. Then got the medusaw which is just a skill saw with a plunge base and a water system. Both work surprisingly well and haven't burned any motors up. Pavers probably cut easier than old slabs.
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Old 04-19-2020, 11:45 AM   #15
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I do have one of these in my kit. Is the cut depth 1 3/8 inches deep enough for 2 inch pavers? I assume I can cut, then split with a chisel?


https://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-4...860W/203164110


Already bought the grinder though. What a bummer. Hate it when I do that.

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