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How do you cut black-top, neatly?

HydroCutter

LawnSite Member
Location
North Jersey
I need to cut out a square in a driveway. I would like to just do it by hand, but the owner wants a neat lines cut. I've seen the gas company use a machine, but don't know what it is called, or what kind of blade to use with it.

Thanks for any help.

Dave
 

McKeeLand

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
South Jersey
demo saw and a diamond blade with a 2x6 or 2x4 as a straight edge to to guide the blade along.
 

DVS Hardscaper

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
County Jail
just chalk some SQUARE, STRAIGHT lines, and cut with a cut off saw.
 

Grn Mtn

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Rochester NY
I need to cut out a square in a driveway. I would like to just do it by hand, but the owner wants a neat lines cut. I've seen the gas company use a machine, but don't know what it is called, or what kind of blade to use with it.

Thanks for any help.

Dave
If you don't have a cutoff saw you can use a circular saw with a blade recommended ($12-$20 at Home Cheepo) for asphalt. Use a construction square to chalk your cut lines. You might need a brick chisel to clean the corners.

If the driveway gets plowed in the winter, put the point of the square facing the plow direction- less of a chance of the plow pealing up the patch.
 
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