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gdest 03-02-2010 01:41 PM

Brick cutting saws
 
Does anyone here in the Houston area who have built their oven willing to loan or sell their saw used to cut the brick?

ThisOldGarageNJ 03-04-2010 06:13 PM

Re: Brick cutting saws
 
If you cant find a loaner, Get yourself an angle grinder with a diamond blade...

gdest 03-05-2010 07:52 AM

Re: Brick cutting saws
 
Thanks I did that already. Bought a 4 1/2" angle grinder with a dia cutting wheel. Just thought that a cheap table wet saw would be faster for repetitive cuts.
My neighbor has a small table wet saw for cutting tiles but I think it is too small for the fire bricks. Any thoughts?

dmun 03-05-2010 10:07 AM

Re: Brick cutting saws
 
The trick to using those table style wet saws without getting covered in mud is to use them backwards, and pull the brick toward you. They won't cut a full brick, but it's a clean and easy break (or double cut when precision counts).

ThisOldGarageNJ 03-05-2010 06:49 PM

Re: Brick cutting saws
 
Hey Gdest,
Those small units will cut a brick if you have a few days to spend and a lot of money for diamond blades.. According to their website Harbor Freight has 2 stores in Houston, 17490 HWY 290 10826 NORTH FREEWAY
Try their website, If your not familiar, they come in handy for a lot of things..
This was a favorite tool, I used it to cut 90% of my brick - Harbor Freight Tools - Quality Tools at the Lowest Prices

The thing with them is most of their stuff is always on sale, and you can get coupons for 20% off,, Here's one of their tile saws- Harbor Freight Tools - Quality Tools at the Lowest Prices For the prices on some of the stuff it can be hard to go wrong, You just have to be careful of what you buy, Most of the stuff is decent and some is just plain crap...
Cheers
Mark

windage 03-06-2010 09:29 AM

Re: Brick cutting saws
 
I converted an old, heavy duty radial arm to a brick saw with the addition of a 14" dia blade, bigger homemade guard, pond pump, mortar tub, plastic tubing and a couple of 5 gal buckets...works like a champ and can cut up to 5 inches deep in one pass..
Blade was around $70....the rest was laying around the shop, took around 10 hours of time..

I even chamfered my inner arch with it...
Roger

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eprante 03-07-2010 12:05 PM

Re: Brick cutting saws
 
If the adage " He who dies with the most tools wins" is true, I think you are in the lead
Eric

DimTex 01-20-2011 07:49 PM

Re: Brick cutting saws
 
I bought the Harbor Freight saw and it worked fine for my oven. Its not too much money. I'd consider lending you my saw, but I am in Austin.

mn8tr 01-21-2011 05:28 AM

Re: Brick cutting saws
 
I am in the area but you already have what I used (cheap tile saw) I also tried a 10" blade on my (dry) table saw the neighbors loved the dust cloud so much that they asked me to stop.

nissanneill 01-22-2011 02:23 AM

Re: Brick cutting saws
 
I have access to a commercial 14" wet brick saw but too far away to loan.

Quote:

the neighbors loved the dust cloud so much that they asked me to stop.
This dust is easy to prevent. simply get a couple of fine garden sprayers and pass the dust (off the blade) through the fine misty spray. It wets the dust and turns it into brick mud!
Directing the dust into a cut open 20l square plastic drum is a good start!
If you have access to a good commercial vacuum, will also suck up the majority of dust if it is carefully directed into a chute for the vacuum to collect

Cheers.

Neill


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