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larrycooper 07-20-2011 08:50 AM

cutting curves in bricks/floor tile
 
How do you cut curves/arcs in fire brick? Thanks, Larry

dmun 07-20-2011 10:00 AM

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.

larrycooper 07-20-2011 10:20 AM

Re: cutting curves in bricks/floor tile
 
Can you use a grinder to smooth edges?

Les 07-20-2011 10:46 AM

Re: cutting curves in bricks/floor tile
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by larrycooper (Post 117516)
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)

Tman1 07-21-2011 07:30 AM

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.

GianniFocaccia 07-21-2011 04:15 PM

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.


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