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DAVELAWN
06-26-2005, 08:28 PM
How are the Stihl models.....most here run about 950. Anyone use them for pavers, I question whether they are the right tool, rather than a wet saw..

neversatisfiedj
06-26-2005, 08:33 PM
I love mine - just watch your feet !

mbella
06-26-2005, 08:34 PM
I use the Stihl TS 400. It takes a 12" or 14" blade. It is the right tool for certain cuts. For example: for cutting your overlaid pavers in place, it is the right tool; for doing precise cuts on caps or bullnose pavers, it isn't the right tool.

In my opinion, every paver installer should have a table saw (wet or dry) and cut-off saw.

Masonman
06-26-2005, 09:13 PM
My main saw is a Partner 650, 12" diameter. I use the Stihl as a backup. The Partner cuts better with less vibration I feel. Also, the less weight of the partner is a huge arm and back saver.

Lawn Masters
06-26-2005, 09:19 PM
My cutoff saw WAS a Homelite DM50, till I lost compression and learned I couldnt get parts anymore. now I prefer the Stihl TS700, or TS760.

olderthandirt
06-26-2005, 09:27 PM
I use the Stihl TS 400. It takes a 12" or 14" blade. It is the right tool for certain cuts. For example: for cutting your overlaid pavers in place, it is the right tool; for doing precise cuts on caps or bullnose pavers, it isn't the right tool.

In my opinion, every paver installer should have a table saw (wet or dry) and cut-off saw.
Gotta agree Mike. A hand held will just not give you the precise cuts you will need in some circumstances + its dangerous to try them with a hand held. BTW the stihl TS 400 is a great saw for 95% of all paver work, just the right size

mbella
06-26-2005, 09:58 PM
Mac, I checked out the Stihl ???. I forget the nomenclature, but it was the next size up from the TS-400. It was a 14" only and much heavier. For me, the TS-400 was a no brainer. I've been happy ever since.

DAVELAWN
06-26-2005, 10:01 PM
Just curious, what did you pay for the STihl?

mbella
06-26-2005, 10:09 PM
Approximately $900.00.

olderthandirt
06-26-2005, 10:10 PM
Just curious, what did you pay for the STihl?
$400 with a diamond blade, used 1 time by a guy that went out of business. Still had warrenty left on it. Love those newbies

MMB
06-26-2005, 10:30 PM
I use the Stihl TS 400. It takes a 12" or 14" blade. It is the right tool for certain cuts. For example: for cutting your overlaid pavers in place, it is the right tool; for doing precise cuts on caps or bullnose pavers, it isn't the right tool.

In my opinion, every paver installer should have a table saw (wet or dry) and cut-off saw.



Agree 100% sthil ts 400 here , great saw but its hard to get a good cut on caps for something like a pillar!