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Old 08-11-09, 07:25 PM
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cutting concrete blocks

using 8x16x4 in solid blocks,what are the ways I can cut my smaller peices?thanks
 
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Tolyn's idea is best but I only occasionally needed to cut something like that so I just used a cheap diamond blade on my circular saw. Just cur as deep as I could from both sides then split it with a broad, thin, flat chisel. I did it often enough to warrant a $27 diamond blade but a $4 carbide masonry would work too but be cheaper then rental.
 
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Is it just functional or a "pretty" exposed wall on two sides. If you are dealing wirh 4x4x8 units there could not be too many.

Today, for many years, it has been a mason's chisel and hammer to score the exposed face and then just split the solid block. The split surface will be in the mortar joint and will not affect the appearance or the structure.

If it a critical situation, mark the cut and take the block to masons job site that has a saw, but nake sure you a bring a six pack or so of beer. - Probably faster and cheaper that going eslewhere.

Since I cannot understand your dimensioning usage, you may even find a local block producerthat ahas 4x4x8 units in stock.

Dick
 
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Originally Posted by ray2047
Tolyn's idea is best but I only occasionally needed to cut something like that so I just used a cheap diamond blade on my circular saw. Just cur as deep as I could from both sides then split it with a broad, thin, flat chisel. I did it often enough to warrant a $27 diamond blade but a $4 carbide masonry would work too but be cheaper then rental.
Would I be able to add a diamond blade to my miter saw and cut the blocks that way? I feel safer than using a circular saw.

TIA,
Jimmy
 
 

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