Wet Saw for stone block retaining wall?


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Old 05-28-08, 08:45 AM
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Wet Saw for stone block retaining wall?

How do I handle the inside and outside corners when building a stone block retaining wall? Will I need to rent a wet saw to cut the corners at a 45 degree angle?
 
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A diamond blade concrete cutting saw might be a better choice over a wet saw. Using a specific saw, especially a rented saw, beats using a concrete cutting blade on your circular saw only to find that the dust has destroyed the unprotected motor and bearings.
 
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Old 05-29-08, 08:24 AM
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Okay, I'll rent a concrete saw.

Thanks
 
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Wet Saw for stone block retaining wall?

Stumped1 -

If your retaining wall block are one of the national/international brands, you could go to their web site. Most have great ideas, corner details and installation instructions. Planning is important since the walls have a slight batter to them anf that really effects the corner details. Just like all masonry, you do the corners and ends first.

Each has a site (Allan Block, Anchor Wall Systems, Keystone and Versalok) that you can find by Googling.

Many contractors and DIYers do not bother with a saw, but just use a chisel to split the units to the appropriate length.

Dick
 
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Old 06-19-08, 08:27 AM
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I have a cold chisel set. I'll give this method a try first.

Thanks for the advice.
 
 

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