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Old 12-22-2012, 12:04 AM
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Cut Off Saw (chop saw) vs Table Saw

So there has been some discussion over the years on this forum as to what to use to cut pavers.

Here is a walkway we just did with 4x8 pavers. I'm sorry, but ain't no cut off saw even with a super duper looper saw operator gonna have lines this clean and flowing! We even have pavers sliced as narrow as a quarter of an inch!




PS: Hmmmm.....I just noticed that it looks like 2 pavers are turned the wrong way! LOL! On the side I was working on! How did I not catch that?! Well, regardless - that walk has some perfect cuts


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Old 12-22-2012, 09:58 AM
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How can you sleep at night with that herringboner going on?

P.s. table saw all day
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:55 AM
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The one bad thing about doing 4x8 pavers in that pattern is the 1/4" paver. Thats why I prefer to use a random patterned brick then those slivers can be eliminated totally.

Perfect cutting is great but the flow of the walkway must be perfect or the beautiful cuts don't mean a darn! (no reference to your walkway dvs.)
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:24 PM
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The one bad thing about doing 4x8 pavers in that pattern is the 1/4" paver. Thats why I prefer to use a random patterned brick then those slivers can be eliminated totally.

Perfect cutting is great but the flow of the walkway must be perfect or the beautiful cuts don't mean a darn! (no reference to your walkway dvs.)
In a perfect would I agree random pattern is nice, quick, and easy.

But....reality is - some pavers are better suited for different applications.

I love the old look of a 4x8 clay paver (as used in my pic). It has so much character. Charm. And no 2 pavers are identical!

The walk in my picture took 3 of us 12 hrs to cut (36 man hours).
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I see you have the snap edge laying there. Do you use it to mark your lines like we do? I figured that out last year and has saved many hours rather than lining up the each border paver on top spending so much time making them just right and then marking. As you can see our perfect cuts as well with a table saw. We also have our saws on wheel barrows to be able to move where the cutting is and to put the scrap pieces in.
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:28 PM
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I see you have the snap edge laying there. Do you use it to mark your lines like we do? I figured that out last year and has saved many hours rather than lining up the each border paver on top spending so much time making them just right and then marking. As you can see our perfect cuts as well with a table saw. We also have our saws on wheel barrows to be able to move where the cutting is and to put the scrap pieces in.

Now if you would follow my posts, you would have known to use SnapEdge for marking pavers

Yes, we use the restraint for marking the pavers.

As far as paver saws:

Buy yourself a saw that has a dedicated stand available, such as EDCO.

Our saws have stands with wheels. (we dont always use them though)

And we have placed the saw on a wheel burrow as in your picture. Not the safest. if the weight shifts while someone is cutting - injury can occur.



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How many linear feet was that walkway to take 36 hrs?!
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:34 PM
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How many linear feet was that walkway to take 36 hrs?!
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That's the reality of well crafted walkways. Less square footage than a patio. But way more cutting.
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:58 PM
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That's the reality of well crafted walkways. Less square footage than a patio. But way more cutting.
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Andrew, anwser the question!
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:03 PM
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Andrew, anwser the question!
Sorry Matt. It's Saturday. A holiday weekend. I won't be turning my computer on until next week, I don't know linear feet or square feet off the top of my head. Nor do I know prices of our jobs. The jobs are done long after all the numbers are kabobulated, not the next day.

The walk isn't long in length. Your typical average home. The soldier course is mitered too. We don't allow gaps in the soldier pavers (like red shed's border above has . )

I have a pretty good system to marking and cutting.

Actually less than 36 mh now that I think about it. The last day also included laying the last section of pavers.
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