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Paver Saw???

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by SOUTHERNGREENSCAPES, Sep 18, 2007.


    SOUTHERNGREENSCAPES LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 763

    Hey guys. I am looking to purchase a new paver saw and wanted to see if you guys had any good reviews or experiences with different ones. I am looking for a good plung/table version and not a handheld cutoff saw. It will need to cut pavers as well as wall block. I also prefer a wet kit with it. Who has the right answer for me??? I have seen anything from the $600 ones on ebay to the $2k ones from imer and other brands. Thanks for the help.
  2. Picture Perfect Pavers

    Picture Perfect Pavers LawnSite Member
    Messages: 58

    I have learned the hard way on this. A table saw is no way as versatile as a hand held saw. I spent 2100.00 on mine and it sits not being used. I would have been better off buying (3) 12 inch chop saws for the money. It is awkward,heavy,hard to manuever on new sites (rough graded) and is a pain in the ass to find a place to clean it in a homeowners backyard. Besideds imagine 3 chop saws to 1 table saw. If you find a good bargain by all means buy it (mine has come in handy) maybe 3 times in 3 years but I wouldnt suggest anyone buy one for everyday use.
  3. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,929

    We use our table saw on every project. The chop saws definately have a place like cutting wall block, cutting in place, etc., but for cutting border pavers or cap work I wouldn't do it on a chop saw. Much better cut w/ a table saw.

  4. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,576

    We use only a table saw.

    And the ONLY brand to buy is: EDCO

    They are constantly doing R&D with their products. Small company - GREAT Saws.
  5. markam70

    markam70 LawnSite Member
    from USA
    Messages: 223

    the same goes for us. i applaud the guys who can get by with just a table saw, but it just doesn't work for us.
  6. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,366

    We use both table and chop also. I agree that you can cut with more precisionwith a table, but also would not be without a chop. We have target tables and shindaiwa/stihl chops. Any good table saw your gonna spend at least in the teens.
  7. McKeeLand

    McKeeLand LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 681

    I think the question was what kind of table saw do you prefer not whats better table or handheld?

    SOUTHERNGREENSCAPES LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 763

    Thanks McKeeLand. you are correct. I am looking for owners of table style saws and their feedback. I understand the pros and cons to the chop saw vs. table saw war. Personally, you could argue a few fine points on both units, but if you had to have just one saw to do everything, you could not get by with just a chop saw and make a lot of the fine cuts that you can with a table. Not to mention the safety factor of the table vs. the chop. you take a lesser exp. guy and put him on a chop saw and if he doesn't loose a limb, he will have at least ruined a patio border. if anyone has any reviews of tables, please let me know. I did call the EDCO rep in my area today. Needless to say, he has a great unit and sold me on the quality of his unit, but i could not see putting $2,500 in a table saw and stand right now.
  9. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,260

    I run 3 stihl ts400s and 1 taget 14 inch 5.5hp honda table saw. I plan to add a 20 inch table saw in the next couple months.

    Honestly, i almost think a table saw is a table saw. Just make sure you get a honda motor.
  10. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 863

    couple years ago i bought a mk1080 used for $500. at the time i wasn't sure what i wanted but knew i needed something. the tables are heavy but this spring i put wheels on mine and it made a big difference.

    the problems i have with mine is that it won't cut 4" caps or large square pavers corner to corner. i'll keep this one for those cut intensive jobs but currently i also have started to look at a bigger machine.

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