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Old 02-29-2012, 10:33 PM
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Nate,

Unless you've got a lot of custom tile work you want to do around the house, the Harbor Freight saw is the way to go for not a lot of money. Wetter is better.
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:45 PM
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Thanks for the input John. I am trying to convince about three or four of my friends to build ovens too so maybe we will all go in on a fairly good one and then just share it between all of us. We will see. I will just have to keep an eye out for a good deal.
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:10 PM
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you can probably sell the HF saw when you are done and be out less than $50.
If you go that route be sure to look for the 20% off coupon that they have everywhere.
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:40 PM
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So let me ask the opinion of those who use/used the HF 10" wet saw. It says on the website that it can only cut 3 1/8" deep and that is not enough to cut a taper in one pass if I am going down 9" side. Does that make sense? What did all of you do? Can you really only go 3 1/8" deep or is it possible to go more? If that is true it would take multiple passes/cuts to taper a brick the way I have in mind or similar to what Gianni Focaccia did on his arch. Does any of this make sense? Input please.

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Old 03-03-2012, 09:51 PM
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You need a 14" saw to do it in one pass.
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:20 PM
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You can't cut all the way down the side of the brick in one pass, but the uncut part isn't too noticeable once it's mortared. I cut the arch bricks upside-down, taking about 3/16 per side at the inner face, and just let the blade break out as far down as possible. A new (full diameter), thick blade works better for these skiving cuts; a thin blade will deflect out of the cut.
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