When installing pavers, you will almost always have to cut some of them. There are different ways to cut pavers. Whether you are installing stone, concrete or brick pavers, here are the three easiest ways to make a cut:
- Use a guillotine to cut pavers. That's right, off with their heads! A guillotine is a slick little machine that makes cutting pavers easy. This is my favorite way to cut pavers because the guillotine is so easy to use and there is virtually no dust and debris flying around, unlike the next two ways. The guillotine may not work for stone pavers, but the next two methods will.
- Use a diamond blade. Whether you use a saw with a 10-inch diamond blade, a common circular saw with a diamond blade, or a 4-inch angle grinder with a diamond blade, you'll be able to cut through most types of pavers. These saws can be intimidating at first, but with practice are quite easy to use. If you're not comfortable with power tools, this may not be the place to start. Methods 1 and 3 are the safest ways to cut pavers. Of all the saws with diamond blades, the easiest to use is probably a brick saw. It's like a big chop saw with a diamond blade that slices right through the material.
- Use a hammer and chisel to cut pavers. This is the old-fashioned way, but it still works today. If you only have to cut a few pieces and do not want the hassle and added expense of renting a saw, get out the old hammer and chisel.