3 Ways to Cut Concrete

04 Aug.,2022


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This article was co-authored by Gerber Ortiz-Vega . Gerber Ortiz-Vega is a Masonry Specialist and the Founder of GO Masonry LLC, a masonry company based in Northern Virginia. Gerber specializes in providing brick and stone laying services, concrete installations, and masonry repairs. Gerber has over four years of experience running GO Masonry and over ten years of general masonry work experience. He earned a BA in Marketing from the University of Mary Washington in 2017. This article has been viewed 284,488 times.

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To cut concrete with a 15-amp circular saw, start by using chalk to mark cut lines on the surface of the slab. Next, set the saw's blade depth to 2 inches and attach a 7 inch diamond blade using vice grips so that the teeth point in the opposite direction of movement. Then, face the chalk line at a 45-degree angle and use your dominant hand to guide the saw as you slowly follow the chalk line to make the cut. Don't forget to remove the blade from the surface every 30 to 45 seconds to avoid overheating! For tips on using a cut-off saw for the job, scroll down!

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