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Asphalt

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by vipermanz, Apr 1, 2005.

  1. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,773

    Hey guys, what should i use to cut into asphalt? i am putting a drainage system around my house and i need to cut into the edge of some.

    thanks
     
  2. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,628

    Use a quick cut with an asphalt blade, preferably the diamond type. If you use the abrasive type blade, be prepared for a long job.
     
  3. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,898

    If you are using a diamond blade, make sure it's meant for asphalt. There's different blades for different materials....


    Dan
     
  4. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Posts: 1,579

    I'm not familiar with a diamond blade for asphalt but I definitely wouldn't' use the kind we have for pavers ... we rarely cut asphalt and when we do I buy the disposable ones. ....doesn't take that long.
     
  5. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,628

    Compared to cutting with a chisel and hammer I guess it doesn't take long. :laugh:
     
  6. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,898

    I *think* the asphalt blades are also for "green" concrete, but I'm not sure. Asphalt and green concrete are softer and require a different hardness of the cutting medium.


    Dan
     

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