How to cut a slate bed from a pool table

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Hiya,

I've just got my hands on a big slab of slate that used to be the bed of a pool table. It's about 4'x3' and crucially about 30mm thick. I want to cut it to size for two hearth stones.

Could anyone offer any advice regarding cutting it?

Cheers,
Iain
 
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I'm assuming you want to cut it in half or other, in a straight line and with cut edges you can cover etc. etc. Why not cut it with an angle grinder, fitted with a cutting disk...pinenot :)
 
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Ta for the reply.

It turns out it's really easy. I just bought a new diamond disc for my little 115mm angle grinder and went to town. Accurate cuts can be achieved without any faff. I made cuts approximately 15mm deep with about four passes of the grinder.

The only advice I can offer is that this is definitely an outdoor job. The dust is incredible, but it washes away with a quick hose down.

The end result are two amazing looking fireplaces with shiny slate bases for vertualy no money.
 
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