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Cutting paving slabs

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by Keitai, 31 Jul 2019.

  1. Keitai

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    If I put a post where one of these slabs are will need to cut it with an angle grinder or bigger. How do you do this safely? Is this as dangerous as I think? 20190718_195023.jpg
     
  2. Tigercubrider

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    Any power tool is dangerous
    You can cut slabs with a small grinder- probably safer for a first timer than a big one, so long as you take care

    What do you need to do? Lift a slab, dig a hole, fit the post and cut the same slab to fit around?
    What helps is to have a bag of sand to go under a slab, and don't try to cut all the way through. Cut your line and make it from A to B then go deeper. The slab normally breaks easily
     
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    How do we know what you think ?
     
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    How do the tomato plants fair outside, do you get much fruit
     
  5. Keitai

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    Yeah, cut it to fit around. Is the sand similar to a bit ply so incase you cut through to underside dont blunt blade
     
  6. Keitai

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    I 'think' it could possibly slip and cut your foot or leg or kickback I guess. I guess a biggish slab isn't going to move.
     
  7. Tigercubrider

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    The sand is partly as a cushion but also once you've cut the grove it helps absorb impact when you stick a chisel in and whack the slab. The crack should travel along the grove.
     
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