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johnt 06-22-2013 10:40 PM

Buying a Brick Saw
 
Hello, I think I've come to the conclusion I may need to buy a Brick saw so I don't have to pick it up every time I want to rent it and knowing I'm slow on the brick cutting calcs for the transitions, floor, vent, etc., think I'm better off buying one and selling it after the build. What do I need to be able to do one build? I see many on Craigslist and Ebay, but which size is good and how many horsepower?
Thanks,
John

boerwarrior 06-22-2013 11:35 PM

Re: Buying a Brick Saw
 
I bought the 10 inch wet Harbor Freight one and it has been great. I will have no trouble selling it on CL when I am all done

Neil

johnt 06-27-2013 11:17 PM

Re: Buying a Brick Saw
 
Hey Neil, I found a 14 inch Clipper that was rebuilt for $450 and think I'll be able to build the dome and all and resell it for close to that. Very happy I don't have to rush as I'd probably end up cutting my thumb off.

stonecutter 06-28-2013 03:03 AM

Re: Buying a Brick Saw
 
Depends on what you want. If you think there's a chance of using it beyond one build, invest in a decent saw..at the very least 1HP. If you are one and done, hf saw.

mrchipster 06-28-2013 04:59 AM

Re: Buying a Brick Saw
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by johnt (Post 156108)
Hey Neil, I found a 14 inch Clipper that was rebuilt for $450 and think I'll be able to build the dome and all and resell it for close to that. Very happy I don't have to rush as I'd probably end up cutting my thumb off.

I did the same a 14 inch norton clipper, I have traded it's use for a compactor and some nice apple wood, the clipper is a work horse and should serve you well.

Take a look at the cutting jig I used
http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f28/...ble-16780.html

johnt 06-28-2013 07:42 PM

Re: Buying a Brick Saw
 
That is a very cool jig I will definitely be making.

michelevit 10-15-2013 03:50 PM

Re: Buying a Brick Saw
 
I've purchased the Harbor Freight model and was able to sell it for what I paid for it.
Worked fine for me. Don't forget to use a 25 percent coupon.

Moose4Life 10-19-2013 05:17 PM

Re: Buying a Brick Saw
 
I saw a 14 inch saw in Home Depot, it wasn't a wet saw but could def be used. It was 200$ and I'm sure the firebrick will eat it up but was wondering if it would get me through the project with a diamond blade... Or would the dust just be that unbearable?

Toomulla 10-19-2013 08:40 PM

Re: Buying a Brick Saw
 
I used a garden spray bottle as I cut the bricks and only used half the blade life

Greenman 10-20-2013 01:15 AM

Re: Buying a Brick Saw
 
I would be going for a wet saw. There are usually plenty of good second hand ones about and if you buy right and sell right it will cost you very little. The extra capacity of a 14 inch saw with a decent motor is worth having and all things being considered it is hardly worth the run in with RSI, Emphysema and COPD.
It can be done with rudimentary tools but it is nice to use some decent gear particularly if it ends up costing you less than one day of hire.
You are on the wrong side of the ocean otherwise I would loan you mine.


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