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  • cutting curves in bricks/floor tile

    How do you cut curves/arcs in fire brick? Thanks, Larry

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    Re: cutting curves in bricks/floor tile

    You cut a series of lines, then finish the curve by moving the brick along the edge of the blade. Internal (concave) curves, are a little more difficult but are done the same way.
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      Re: cutting curves in bricks/floor tile

      Can you use a grinder to smooth edges?


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        Re: cutting curves in bricks/floor tile

        Originally posted by larrycooper View Post
        Can you use a grinder to smooth edges?
        You could but the blade does a pretty good job by itself. Plus it's way less dust (assuming you have a wet saw)
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          Re: cutting curves in bricks/floor tile

          When I cut curves in plywood, I hold the blade about an 1/8" deep, and make multiple passes, successively getting a little deeper each time. But, I think Dmun has the proper method for something as hard as brick.
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            Re: cutting curves in bricks/floor tile

            If you gradually drag the face of the brick you are cutting across the blade at 90degree angle, you'll end up with a concave cut matching the outside diameter of your (10"?) blade. To match the more shallow arc of the interior of an oven, tilt the brick less than 90degrees.