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Old 08-20-2007, 03:34 PM
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I got the 4 1/2. The extra quarter inch of depth really helps. Also, the diamond blades don't wear down a quarter inch per cut.
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Old 08-20-2007, 03:51 PM
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I always use a Skill saw and a full size blade. I am part of the "buy a cheap one and kill it" clan.
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Old 08-20-2007, 04:07 PM
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I have a 4" angle grinder so I'll pick up a blade on the way home from work and give it a try. Since the angle iron is 2" the 4 " should do the trick.
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Old 08-20-2007, 04:14 PM
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Make sure you get a metal blade for the angle iron, not a masonry blade! You can power your way through angle iron with the wrong blade, but it ruins the blade and is a big mess.
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Old 08-20-2007, 07:23 PM
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Unfortunately I am going the dry fit route so there isn't any mortar gap to make up the difference.
I meant mortar (or stucco) to the face of it when you finish the oven - the face does not need to be smooth - the block stand is just to raise the oven, but you are well on your way, no worries.
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