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    Senior Member atlantic's Avatar
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    cutting concrete stone

    I recently bought a home. The landscaping wall was not completely finished. I want to finish capping the wall. I havenít done this before and I was wondering what type of tool I should use to cut the concrete capping stone. ie. A concrete blade on a circular saw or a brick cutter. Anybody done this before? Also I donít know if there is any easy way or a method to working out the angles to cut the stone to form the corners. the pictures below may help describe my question. Thanks guys...




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    Stone work is where I like to get out a powerfull tool known as my cheque book

    Aside from being silly, if you need to cut angles a circular saw is going to be a pain in the bum. Does the brick saw look anything like a compound mitre?

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    You can use a cold chisel and hammer. mark the line you want to cut, tap along the line back and forth a few times, harder each pass. This will work, but, not produce a nice finish.

    Or, more expensive and better, rent a saw (like a chainsaw, but with a cut off wheel attached). This will give a much better finish. You should be able to rent one for 4 hours and finish the job quickly and easily. Most equipment rental places can help you out.
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    You can go to homedepot and rent the tool out.
    I've use the concrete cutter machine that consisted of a blade with water running to it constanly to cut my stone.
    I forgot what its called though.
    Newbie in training

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    A wet saw. I love them for tile, but the tiny one I have would likely burn out on brick.

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    I think one name on them is Sawsall. YA Krugar those types of saws are not for cutting Brick. Use to be a tile setter.
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    right on guys..thanks...heading off to home depot...

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    Um i use the homedepot one to cut my 3'' by 5'' brick and it cuts it fine.
    Newbie in training

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    get the gas powered jobbie...looks like a chain saw but no long blade, just a wheel...makes tons of noise, lots of dust...but cuts those bricks for fun
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