Using a miter saw to cut pavers for patio


Old 06-12-01, 03:00 PM
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Hi all,

Any pros/cons to using a masonary blade in a miter saw to cut holland paver bricks for a patio I am building. Any suggestions on blades to use for a 10" miter saw are greatly appreciated in advance.


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Old 06-12-01, 08:16 PM
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I wouldn't recommend using a mitersaw for cutting bricks.
If you absolutely have to cut, a wet-saw would be the preferred tool. However, you can probably save yourself alot of trouble by scribing them and using a cold chisel and hammer - they will break very satisfactorily with not much effort.
Old 06-12-01, 08:35 PM
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Hello brennum

The correct type of masonary will do the job but it's not the blade of concern here. It's the saw.

Masonary blades need water, which acts a lubricant. Using water with a miter saw or any saw that is not built to be used specifically for that purpose is potentially dangerous.

Fewalt is very correct. A miter saw is a poor choice. I suggest you rent the proper tile and block wet cutting saw with the correct blade. In the long run it would be less expensive, quicker and much safer.

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Old 06-13-01, 07:56 PM
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The problem is getting abrasive dust on the commutator of the saw.

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