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What type of saw do you prefer to cut landscape bricks?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by buffalonick, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. buffalonick

    buffalonick LawnSite Member
    Messages: 213

    For cutting landscape bricks and patio bricks what tools do you guys use or prefer to use? Wet table saw, wet circular saw, regular circular saw, large dry saw ect.?
  2. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,366

    All of the above. Each saw has its specific purpose. You can also throw and angle grinder with a 4 1/2" blade too.
  3. Crash

    Crash LawnSite Member
    Messages: 192

    We use a MK dry circular saw. It works great. We had a big wet saw but it was a pain to use, we sold that and with the money bought 3 dry saws. But, there is a use for every saw.
  4. AztlanLC

    AztlanLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,051

    I use my demo saw 99% of the time I have a MK dry cut saw but don't use much as a matter of fact if someone want's to buy it make an offer, I have never used a wet table saw, I have run partner, stihl and lately hilti which is definitely the winner for me.
    We cut almost alway in place.
  5. JRSlawn

    JRSlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 640

    Stihl Ts400 on everything I even used it last week to cut up a tractor tire with the demo blade. We have used it in the past to cut sod. Once you get used to it you will never use anything else.
  6. JDavisLandscapes

    JDavisLandscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 577

    I use a TS400 and an MK 1080 wet table saw. I also put a 4 1/2" diamond blade on my Rigid angle grinder.
  7. 2low4NH

    2low4NH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NH
    Messages: 1,890

    dempo saw wet or a large electric dry saw 10 inch minimum blade. we also have a wet saw in the shop for doing many cuts on harringbone patterns etc.
  8. instyle

    instyle LawnSite Senior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 380

    wet saw. That is all i use. It is heavy and a pain in the ars, but clean and safe.
  9. AztlanLC

    AztlanLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,051

    I know of 2 people that got hurt with a wet saw (table) and 1 with a demo saw, in reality anything without proper care can cause an accident.
    I prefer demo because of speed and If dust is a concern I just hook it up to a hose.
  10. integrityman

    integrityman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,713

    I've only used wet saws. Very clean and accurate cuts. Watch your fingers/ appendages!!!!

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