Cutting Thin Mortar Block Work

Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by Shedmen, Jan 20, 2007.

  1. Shedmen

    Shedmen New Member

    Any recommendations for cutting 3.6N aircrete blocks accurately masonary hand saws seems to vary wildy in price! £10.00 to £100.00
    Shedmen
     
  2. gangman

    gangman New Member

    I use a bowsaw, blades £2.50 a time. As the blades start to go you can use a pair of side cutters and bend the teeth back out, so you can get a lot of cuts out of one blade.
    One guy who worked for me bought a masonary saw for about £80, first day he dropped a block on it and broke the handle. I'll stick with bowsaws, but always keep spare blades.
     
  3. HappyDayz

    HappyDayz New Member

    I use an ordinary hardpoint saw to cut Durox System 500 blocks. Any saw will become blunt very quickly and need resetting occasionally but that only takes a few minutes. It is essential to cut the blocks square and so I made up an oversize mitre block. Damp blocks are a lot harder to cut than dry ones.
     

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