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Old 10-06-2011, 02:22 PM
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Guys i am in west houston and looming to borrow buy or rent a harbor freight wet saw. Iif anybody in houston can let me borrow i would appreciate that
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Old 10-07-2011, 05:45 AM
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Trust me it will be cheaper to buy the saw then rent it. I sold my saw after I was done with the brick cutting for about the same amount I bought it for.
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Old 10-07-2011, 06:54 AM
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What kind of saw did you use? Harbor freight? I have a regular wet saw but its not deep enough. So i have to make 12 cuts with tile saw and 6 cuts with angle grinder. A bit pain in the neck!
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:47 PM
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I used the harbor freight saw. You buy the saw the stand is seperate and also the blade.
As far as cutting brick being a pain in the neck, I agree! Anything you can do to reduce this is a bonus.
One thing that I did that I found helpful is rather than use the tray that comes with the HF saw for your water reserve, I used a 5 gallon bucket and droped the water pump in that. The tray gets filled up very quickly from the brick resdue (This is the fire clay that everyone talks about). Where in West Houston are you?
Gary
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Old 10-08-2011, 05:21 AM
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I am close to eldridge and memorial. I have soldier course, floor and arch ready. Today i am going to buy hf saw.

Thanks.
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Old 10-08-2011, 08:49 AM
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Buy a better blade. I went through 2 HF blades very fast. The other ones last a lot longer (for me that is).

Mike
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Old 10-08-2011, 06:01 PM
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I bought a hf saw today. What a difference. Its amazing
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Old 10-12-2011, 05:02 AM
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I found that the cheap blades from Lowes were sooo much better than the HF blade. Also, I found that the HF blades were not fitting on the shaft due to a glitch with the center punch which required you to take a file to remove a slight ledge. When I got the Lowes blade, no issues. Just food for thought.

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