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Old 12-25-2009, 09:12 AM
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Is it possible to use a miter saw with a diamond blade to cut bricks? I got one used for $25, so even if the dust ruins it, it's not a big deal.
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Old 12-25-2009, 03:36 PM
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Hi Jim,
sure they are, just use a diamond blade (as they cut quicker, smoother and I believe with a little less dust than a friction disc) but I would squirt the dust out into a plastic box/bag that has a fine garden water spray to settle the dust. You can have a spray directly onto the blade but be careful that a mitre or even I would prefer a 14" steel cut-off saw are not designed or anywhere near water proof or resistant and a potential source for electrocution.
Diamond blades are readily available on ebay for rediculously low prices at times so keep an eye out for that bargain, around $20-25 for a 14" blade.


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Old 12-25-2009, 04:33 PM
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It won't be the dust that ruins it, it will be the torque required. By all means use it till it dies, but I doubt you will get far.
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Old 12-25-2009, 07:12 PM
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I would have really liked a compound miter, wet saw. For $25 I would try the miter saw, soaking the bricks to keep the dust down, but be careful with water, since your saw is not intended for use around water.
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Old 12-25-2009, 07:58 PM
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we just finished our oven using a abrasive chop saw with a diamond blade, it worked great. we eve mounted water jets into the blade guard. we also made our own compound saw out of another abrasive saw.
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