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Deep scores on both the top and bottom, then use...

Deep scores on both the top and bottom, then use a masonary chisel to split the block at the kerfs. Putting it in a bed of sand helps. I've only had a failure rate of one to two percent doing it that...
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OH yeah!! Been there, done that, several...

OH yeah!!

Been there, done that, several times, so I can offer a few tips.

Delivery of the blocks. I've got a 2500HD -- I can carry a full pallet of the blocks, and that has allowed me to back...
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Yes, the wall will actually come in about 3-1/2'...

Yes, the wall will actually come in about 3-1/2' tall. The 1st course is below grade, the top 7 are exposed.
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Those are fine to stack 8 high, which will give...

Those are fine to stack 8 high, which will give you a wall close to 4' tall. All of the work is in the 1st course -- digging the trench, adding the base, getting it even and as level or sloped as...
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Doing the wall with stackable blocks is fine, but...

Doing the wall with stackable blocks is fine, but not all of them can be used to achieve the 4' of height you're talking about. Research them carefully!

Drainage -- a perforated pipe on the uphill...
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