cutting a curve

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by jc103, Jun 23, 2005.

  1. jc103

    jc103 LawnSite Member
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    what is the best way to cut a curve in pavers
     
  2. treedoc1

    treedoc1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    1/2" pvc white or gray pipe.

    I put 2-3 lengths together, bend to form the arcs I want, mark it and cut the stone or pavers with a 7" worm drive circular saw.

    The pipe doesn't allow me to put too tight an arc on the project that won't cut well or look good.
     
  3. mbella

    mbella LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I mark the pavers the same way as Treedoc, but I cut with a cut-off with a 12" blade.
     
  4. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I do it the same way as Mbella, but I use a 14" cutoff. Mine is 2" bigger than Mikes. :p

    Chris
     
  5. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
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    yup, these guys are "da bomb"!

    Overlay and cut in place. I started doing it this year and wish I had done it sooner. These hillbillies from Pennsylvania know their sh!t
    :D

    I use a 14" cut-off too.
     
  6. mbella

    mbella LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Mark, from a "hillbilly" to a city slicker, I use the 12" because I can cut a tighter radius.
     
  7. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
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    Mike, you don't have to make excuses for your deficiencies. I mean, 14" is BIG, but 12" is nothing to be ashamed of.

    We're still talking about our saws, right?
     
  8. mbella

    mbella LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Uhh, yeah. Absolutely.
     
  9. 1bsman

    1bsman LawnSite Member
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    For those who cut the pavers in place with the cutoff saw...How do you address the sand dropout along the cut line? I have been doing it this way for curves but waste a lot of time repacking the sand along the perimeter pavers before installing edge restraint. Anyone have a trick?
     
  10. mbella

    mbella LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I don't know exactly what you're doing, but our sand bedding generally extends about 12" past where we are overcutting, depending on what border we are installing.
     

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