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Unread 04-03-2008, 12:27 AM   #1
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Cuttting paver bricks

I have yet another stupid quesiton here:

I am going to make a paver stone pathway, and I am just wondering if my dewalt wet tile saw could handle cutting pavers with a segmented blade...or am I way off and would just end up destroying my pretty baby?

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Unread 04-03-2008, 03:48 AM   #2
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Should work fine.
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Unread 04-03-2008, 04:18 AM   #3
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Set your saw for Plunge and make a cut in on Each side....Break off with hammer

Do this rather than clean cutting through the material which will be Hard on the Blade AND that particular Motor setup.

Since it is a Direct drive unit, the Plunge feature will be your best option.

Some Pavers can be cut 1 side ( to about 3/4" depth and Hammer rapping will break them fairly clean ....obviously cut side goes Up

Some require a 2 side cut.

Since most of your cutting will be same size along any given segment, this is still a fairly fast way too go and will be far easier on your equipment (which isnt designed for this type work But is capable using proper procedures)

Good Luck and ENJOY............ by the way, your regular blade will work doing it this way and instead of buying a 60.00 Blade, you can buy a good Brick Hammer
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Unread 04-03-2008, 04:50 AM   #4
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Well I still have the original dewalt porcelain blade on there, it's still going strong! I actually bought 5 or so 10" hot dogg blades when I bought the saw because people were raving about them on the forums here so much. Will those porcelain blades cut paver stones adequately or do I really need a segmented blade?

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Unread 04-03-2008, 05:09 AM   #5
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Rent a quick cut with a 10-14" diamond blade. Make sure it has the water attachment! If you're careful you can over pave the area a bit and the mark a straight/curved line then cut it off with ease, saving hours of individual marking and cutting of bricks. The suggestion to cut partially through and then break them is the best in this case and will also save you time and effort while not disturbing your gravel base. Save face....cut in place
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Sanjeev,

how thick are your pavers ?
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You know, I don't exactly know. They are just the regular paver bricks, I would guess them to be about 3 inches or so high. Does that sound right?
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Unread 04-04-2008, 05:19 AM   #8
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Interlock bricks. Usually between 2 3/4 and 3 1/4 laid with a compacted base of GA and stone dust.
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i may be totally wrong but I'm a
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Unread 04-04-2008, 08:13 PM   #10
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I asked because I have no problem cutting either with my wet saw.

thin brick paver's or thick paver's.......both cut like butter on my MK101
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Hello ceramictec, I am going to be cutting thick pavers. I measured them today and they are roughly 8x4x4. What sort of blade did you use to cut them?

I guess I am just wondering if I really need to rent a brick saw, and if I can get away with using a porcelain tile blade or if I need to use a segmented one?

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I use DRP blades.

DRP310 10" Premium Porcelain Tile Blade
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ah, excellent. My dewalt blade should be fine, and I have plenty of hot dog blades if I need to use them!

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water saw or quick cut ben. forget about the circular saw. The dust will KILL you
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oops I meant to say sanjeev
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