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Old 08-05-2008, 12:20 PM
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Cutting Blue Stone

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I have a job coming up next week.

Using 2' x 2' blue stone 16 x 16 area........Staggered patern. I have to do cuts......One cut is to cut in half for the pattern.....not a big deal realy.

What the big deal is doing cuts where it will meet an existing paver landing with a curved edge.....and along the curved end of a semi inground pool.

Ok........pretty cut and dry........right?


What I am asking is..........for the curved cuts.......circular saw with a diamond blade sufficient?...................Do relief cuts so that I can get the blade to cut a clean inside curve?

Any other thoughts or ideas as it pertains to cutting?




I am going to lay in tamped soil with a minimal sand leveling bed and sand joints about a bathroom wall tile thickness.



OK........after recently looking over a couple threads.........gonna used stone dust for the joints........and do at least 1/2 inch maybe 3/4 inch joint space for drainage

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Old 08-05-2008, 12:48 PM
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I also would use a 4.5" grinder with diamond blade. Can cut to a depth of about 2". If it does not cut completely thru you can knock the rest off with a chisel and hammer.
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I use A 7 INCH GRINDER AND A 14 INCH DEMO SAW
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Old 08-06-2008, 10:22 AM
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Ok........thanks

Grinder it is........
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While out spraying lawns today......the home owners of the blue stone job happened to drive by and stop me....

Cancelling the job.


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FYI; There is a concave diamond blade that is designed to cut curves.
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FYI; There is a concave diamond blade that is designed to cut curves.

This blade you mention............what sizes are they available in?
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Hey Glan, The blades are available in 4.5", 5 and 7", for the grinders. They were originally developed for cutting out sink holes for granite counter tops, the design allows for following the curves. You can check 'em out at Diamond Blades - Concrete, Granite, Brick, and Ceramic cutting tools.. Look under "small diameter segmented" at the bottom of the page. The prices are from 2002, but close enough, on those blades, for you to get the idea. TTYL, Bladerunner
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Glan, Send me a private message and I'll give you the website... DOH!
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Did the people say why they cancelled the job?
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