does anyone have a block chopper...

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by atasteofnature, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. atasteofnature

    atasteofnature LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hello guys. I live here in North Webster, IN about 45mins NW of FT. Wayne, IN. I didn't know if anyone close to me had a retaining wall block chopper? I am chisling all these blocks in half and in pieces making 5 pillars. I really don't have the means to buy one but would love to rent or borrow one and willing to drive to get it and bring it back. Anything that would cut my time so much would be amazing. I have always been told to ask the question because the worst answer is know. Thank you once again for everything.
     
  2. atasteofnature

    atasteofnature LawnSite Senior Member
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    I looked on pave tech website and i guess they are called block splitters. sorry for the wrong name. Thanks again.
     
  3. PlatinumLandCon

    PlatinumLandCon LawnSite Bronze Member
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    HD in my area rents them out. Why not rent a 14" gas saw to cut them smoothly?
     
  4. atasteofnature

    atasteofnature LawnSite Senior Member
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    i need that rough look around the pillars. It needs to match the face that is comes with so if you chop/splitt the block it will give it that apperance. Not to sound funny but HD meaning home depot?
     
  5. ROYBOBCAT

    ROYBOBCAT LawnSite Member
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    All the block suppliers rent them around here. They work awesome for rough cut splitting.
     
  6. atasteofnature

    atasteofnature LawnSite Senior Member
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    I was thinking as well. They little town suppliers don't have any so tomorrow i am going to the big cities and see what they know. Thank you so much for that info. Everyone have a great evening
     
  7. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge LawnSite Bronze Member
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    then beat it up with a block hammer an you can never tell it was saw cut!!
     
  8. atasteofnature

    atasteofnature LawnSite Senior Member
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    nice. i could do that. thank you for the idea.
     
  9. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge LawnSite Bronze Member
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    when I first started cutting blocks i would just cut an stack then when you really looked at it I didnt like that cut look so one day I took my block hammer an started my art work , now days you cant even tell that i cut any blocks !!
     

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