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Vincent Lee

04:02PM | 07/03/99
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My driveway has a long concrete crack across. I want to cut it to put a row of bricks on the crack part. The driveway is about 2.5 to 3.5?? inches thick. What kind of saw do I need? If I have a circular swa, what is the best HP required? What special kind of saw blades are required? I try to look for saw blades for concrete in Home depot, but I cannot find it. Please help me. Thanks.

Big Bob

11:02AM | 07/06/99
Your best bet would be to rent a masonry saw from an equipment rental shop. It kind of resembles a lawn edger. Go to your local rental shop, they will know what your talking about. Good luck

Glenny

07:14PM | 02/18/00
Member Since: 02/18/00
2 lifetime posts
What you want are masonry blades for your skill saw, if I'm reading your question right. They're about $3 at Home Depot, next to the other circular saw blades. These will wear out after cutting a few meters, but at $3 a pop, it can defer the cost of renting a diamond blade, which is charged by how much wears off while in use.
One thing: set the saw you use to score the top of the cement first, then lower the blade about 1/2" for each pass. This makes the cut a lot faster and cleaner.

dsalexy

08:09AM | 04/07/05
Member Since: 04/06/05
1 lifetime posts
I am making the cut in the driveway to installed a post for a gate across the driveway... How deep do you think the concrete will be and once through the concrete, am I going to encounter rebar, metal mesh, and lots of gravel? The driveway looks to be about 10-15 years old, so it might have some, or all of this... But, will it necessarily prevent me from getting 3 1/2 ft. into the ground to secure my post?

PaverPro

07:31PM | 04/26/05
Member Since: 03/09/04
32 lifetime posts
Hello Dsalexy,

I would advise against the skill saw. If your concrete happens to be five inches thick, I don't see how a three inch cut will help you. If you know a Landscaper or cement mason, ask them for the favor of cutting out the section with a cut-off saw. It will only take about five minutes to cut and you'll achieve the needed depth to cut rod or mesh. If you don't know anyone, do yourself a favor, and rent a cut-off saw with a 12" blade from your local equipment rental store. The carge for the saw for a half day may only be twenty bucks and you won't use much blade depth, not even by cutting the rod, which there is probably none. I would'nt expect a charge greater than five or six bucks for what you need to cut.

George Nicula

Brickways, LLC

www.brickways.com
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