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Old 07-27-2008, 06:23 PM
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If you are just cutting the brick in half, and they are stacked close to the saw - less than 10 seconds. This includes picking them up, cutting them, and setting them back down. Firebrick is the quickest product I have had to cut.

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Old 07-27-2008, 07:53 PM
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A ten inch wet saw with a smooth tile cutting diamond blade will cut through a brick in less than a minute. The problem is with all the special cuts you may want for your entry transition, door arch, etc. The more advance planning you do, the more likely you will be to get the job done in a short time frame.

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soaking the bricks in h2o prior to cutting reduces heat, conserves the blade and makes the job a helluva lot easier. I use my old makita mitre saw for steel and brick since I bought a new compound mitre saw.
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Default Re: Cutting refractory bricks-45 degree cut one pass

Can you make a 45 degree cut on the 9" demision of a fire brick in one pass
with the Chicago 10" brick/tile saw. The fire bricks are 2-3/8" high, yet I run into the lock knob on the blade guard. If the brick is reversed, I still don't make a complete cut and have to knock it off with a chisel. I've raised the blade guard, but that doesn't seem to help.
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Old 08-16-2008, 01:54 PM
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Here is what it looks like...


QUICKTIME MOVIE:http://hypertec.com/CIMG1790.MOV

MPEG MOVIE:http://hypertec.com/CIMG1790.MP4

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I can't seem to able to open your file. Is it a photo of the operation of cutting a 45 degree in a fire brick. Would you be able to supply a short written description of the technique.

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its a mpeg4 movie. should be able to open it in quicktime player...

try this one:
QUICKTIME MOVIE:http://hypertec.com/CIMG1790.MOV


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Todd,

Forno Bravo has a YouTube "Group" where you can join and upload videos for everyone to see. You can even embed your videos in your FB posts.
YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.

This makes it a lot easier for us to watch your videos.
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Cool.. thanks Ken, i will upload it there...
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Old 08-17-2008, 11:51 AM
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Cutting is easy - Worry not - I use an old skill saw (afraid dust would ruin my new one) with $15 blade to cut bricks and blocks of all types. Make sure you buy a metal blade not the cheap composite ones. I also have an angle grinder with a metal masonry blade. Love the angle grinder it is better for detail cutting and shaping but slower. Throw in a chisel and you can cut anything. Note for angle grinder the cheap composit cut off blades for metal work great on rebar.
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