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Brick saw reccommendations

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by promower, May 2, 2004.

  1. promower

    promower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,232

    What is a good paver saw? I looked them up on the internet and theres a ton choices.
     
  2. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,898

    One you can hook up a hose to, to keep dust down.

    For an all purpose saw, I would use an electric "chop" saw style, with a sliding tray. This would give the ability to cut not only pavers, but wall block.

    If I were doing strictly pavers, probably a gas powered saw with a fixed blade and sliding tray. The fixed blade doesn't allow cutting of larger wall block, so don't plan on using it for that purpose if you get one....

    Other than that, it's up to you. Whatever you can afford! If it's easily portable, that's always a plus, especially if it has it's own built-in table.

    Anything beats a circular saw! Which is what we use at this point.....


    Dan
     
  3. Rex Mann

    Rex Mann LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 621

    Handheld we use Stihl TS 400. Light and powerful. We have the 14 inch models.

    For a table saw we use EDCO with a 5.5 HP Honda which can be used wet or dry.

    Peace,

    Rex

    our web site
     
  4. promower

    promower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,232

    I was looking at the EDCO to nice saw. These things are more expensive then I thought, I was thinking they would be around $300 or so.
     
  5. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,898

    So did it surprise you when you found out they were almost 10 times as much??!!:D


    Dan
     
  6. mclrob71

    mclrob71 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    I personaly think that partner is the best saw on the market very well balanced an da great filtering system
     
  7. Gene $immons

    Gene $immons LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,028

    I have been using a Ryobi miter saw with a masonary blade, but we just got into the brick & rock cutting business. There is probably a better saw available for commercial stone cutting. The masonary blades from Home Depot were cheap and worked well.

    I wear a resporator and safety glasses when messing around with that kind of work. DUSTY!
     

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