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fragasaurus

05:54AM | 05/27/03
Member Since: 12/01/02
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I'm looking for the most effective way to get rid of some of the exposed rock in my yard. The pieces of exposed ledge that I want to remove are not too big. They may be only be 5 to 20 inches in diameter and 5 inches above the surface.

I've seen people with carbide blades on a circular saw make several cuts across the stone and then break the ridges with a sledge hammer. Is this the easiest approach? Can I use a standard circular saw assuming the size and depth are compatible?

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

GlennG

03:37PM | 05/29/03
Alot will depend on the type of rock and if it is a solid mass or has some stress/weathering cracks.

A jack hammer may be the answer but even these may not work well on very hard rock (like blue granite).

I do not recommend using a carbide blade on a saw. You might rent a 10"-14" diameter "quickie" saw with a diamond blade to cut slots into the rock and then break it.

Glenn

fragasaurus

02:57AM | 05/30/03
Member Since: 12/01/02
93 lifetime posts
Thanks. I actually meant diamond-blade but somehow my hands typed carbide. I'll let you know how it goes. Thanks for the help.
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