View Full Version : cutting tumbled pavers

PerfiCut L&L
03-11-2006, 10:27 AM
Were getting ready to do a job using the Hanover tumbled pavers. What have you found is a good way of cutting these stones in order to keep their tumbled look? The wet saw almost gives it an unnatural look after its cut.

PAPS Landscape Design
03-11-2006, 11:26 AM
cut them regularly like any paver, then use a hammer and gently re-tumble the cut edges...

03-11-2006, 02:04 PM


03-11-2006, 03:25 PM
I've seen a guillotine/splitter used effectively.

03-11-2006, 03:46 PM
I agree, basically just hit the cut edge to take that straight cut look away.

03-11-2006, 04:35 PM
I've seen a guillotine/splitter used effectively.

Yep ...and it's quick. We install almost 100% tumbled and use our guillotines most of the time.

PerfiCut L&L
03-11-2006, 06:25 PM
Ok kewl. Thanks.

03-11-2006, 07:38 PM
Kris - Do you have any close-up pics of an installation where you used the splitter? I would like to see what the edge looks like. We have a splitter and I never used it for pavers. I would just have a concern as to how tight it would sit against the border. Thanks.


03-12-2006, 08:30 AM
I'll look Monday for ya Chris.

03-13-2006, 02:18 PM
Chris ...pic out by shop ... not the most pretty area but will give you an idea.

03-13-2006, 02:21 PM
another to give you an idea of the tumbled pavers ...in office...granted some of these stones I may not use at a clients house but nonetheless you can get away with not quite as clean cuts when using stone like this.

03-13-2006, 08:00 PM
Kris - The cuts in the first pic were done with a splitter? They look pretty decent! Do you use the small paver splitter that fits in one hand?


03-13-2006, 08:13 PM
Chris we have a few ... fit in your hand? No, Id like to see one of those...I can't say for 100% that everyone of those cuts was made with a guillotine but I remember the guys using it out there..its quite possible the real small ones were made with the saw...we have a couple older guillotines that I couldn't even tell you the brand name and also a wall splitter from pavetec that works great for pavers also.
Hammer and chisel works ok too.

I know from reading on here that you are really picky about cuts ... I can be too but with the tumbled ...and thats what the thread is about, you can let a bit slide.

I hate everything about our chopsaws ...messy, noisy,dangerous, expensive and slower than a guillotine unless I was overlaying and cutting in place.

03-13-2006, 11:31 PM
Yeah, we have the wall splitter from Pavetech as well. I never though to use it on pavers, because all of our hardscaping has border treatments and I didn't think it would be a tight fit. I will see if I can find a pic of the small splitter.


03-13-2006, 11:34 PM
Here it is.

03-14-2006, 07:51 AM
you can buy that one from northern for about $350.00