Cutting Mafia block?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Impact-Vector, May 9, 2013.

  1. Impact-Vector

    Impact-Vector LawnSite Member
    Posts: 150

    Anyone ever worked out a way to cut a block?

    I'm trying to work out how to notch for drains and cut one in half,

    First thought was demo saw. But 14" blade only gets me about 6" deep on each side. Not enough for a 24" thick chunk of concrete.
     
  2. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,759

    Look up the cut n break by husqvarna. Amazing saw
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  3. Arena landscaping

    Arena landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from wayne
    Posts: 371

    Stihl Rockboss
     
  4. nnusskern

    nnusskern LawnSite Member
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    Concrete chainsaw
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  5. tailboardtech

    tailboardtech LawnSite Senior Member
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    cut one in half last year used a 400 stihl cut it as far in as it would go then picked it up with an excavator and dropped it on an old I beam split it right in two
     
  6. Dountman

    Dountman LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Posts: 85

    Buy a three footer?
     
  7. rlitman

    rlitman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Two good options to cut all the way through mentioned here:
    cut-n-break
    concrete chain saw (rockboss, ICS, there are many)

    One similar option not mentioned, just to confuse you more. Ring saw. That may have a 14" circular blade, but without the center to get in the way, it might get you halfway through.
     
  8. Impact-Vector

    Impact-Vector LawnSite Member
    Posts: 150

    Thanks guys. Lots of options!

    I did like the ring saw but hold $$$$.

    Sunbelt rents the concrete chainsaw. I think I'll give it a try!

    Thanks again
    -J
     
  9. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,759

    Keep in mind the blades will cost more than the rental. Cut n break was 150 for saw and 350 for blade but my guy saves them for the next time I need the saw
     
  10. Danny Boy

    Danny Boy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 255

    Drill holes and use some splitting wedges....
     

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