Old 09-08-2008, 06:15 PM
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Hi guys!
I have seen many pics where the happy builders
wears no protection at all ,the same goes for the
ceramic blanket even thought asbestos is out of
the picture these are REAL hazards, so,protect yourself!
.....And yeah don't forget to wet those bricks!
Here's a pic of yours truly just to drive the point clearly,
some of us need a pic to remind ourselves of safety being #1
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Old 09-10-2008, 08:31 AM
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Default Re: Cutting refractory bricks

I've been considering buying a cheap (EUR 125) wet saw, the type where the blade runs on a sliding rail above the brick to be cut - the only downside as far as I can see is the 30mm maximum cut @ 90 degrees. I've seen some 50mm thick bricks for sale, so thought I could modify the saw slightly by raising the rail and cut the bricks on one side before turning them over and cutting through... has anyone tried one of these saws? I recently cut a load of old 25mm thick terracotta bricks with a 9" angle grinder and ended up looking like a terracotta statue, not something I want to repeat!
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Old 09-10-2008, 10:15 AM
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It's perfectly legitimate to score and break, and since the cut edge goes out, mostly it's not seen anyway. The original plans were designed to have the bricks halved with a brick set,

but using a brick set to cut bricks has never been one of my skills.
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