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Old 07-20-2011, 09:50 AM
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How do you cut curves/arcs in fire brick? Thanks, Larry
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:00 AM
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Default Re: cutting curves in bricks/floor tile

You cut a series of lines, then finish the curve by moving the brick along the edge of the blade. Internal (concave) curves, are a little more difficult but are done the same way.
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:20 AM
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Default Re: cutting curves in bricks/floor tile

Can you use a grinder to smooth edges?
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:46 AM
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Can you use a grinder to smooth edges?
You could but the blade does a pretty good job by itself. Plus it's way less dust (assuming you have a wet saw)
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Default Re: cutting curves in bricks/floor tile

When I cut curves in plywood, I hold the blade about an 1/8" deep, and make multiple passes, successively getting a little deeper each time. But, I think Dmun has the proper method for something as hard as brick.
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Old 07-21-2011, 05:15 PM
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If you gradually drag the face of the brick you are cutting across the blade at 90degree angle, you'll end up with a concave cut matching the outside diameter of your (10"?) blade. To match the more shallow arc of the interior of an oven, tilt the brick less than 90degrees.
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