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#1 Gilbey

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Posted April 19 2010 - 10:08 AM

Hi guys.

I need to remove a 10' x 10' section of asphalth driveway. The main driveway is staying, so I want to get a nice, relatively clean line cut so I don't rip up the driveway that is staying. Can I just rent a demo saw from the local rental joint and cut the line? What type of blade do I need?
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Posted April 19 2010 - 10:27 AM

I rented one from home depot once. worked out well.



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Posted April 19 2010 - 3:05 PM

cheapest blade would be a masonary abrasive blade.

might need a couple for a 10' cut.



#4 Wayne Tj

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Posted April 19 2010 - 3:20 PM

cheapest blade would be a masonary abrasive blade.

might need a couple for a 10' cut.

I used these on my 7 1/4" circular saw to cut about 25' - it took about 1 1/2 blades - so for a 10' x 10' you'll need 2-3 blades.
They do a nice clean cut.


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#5 Gilbey

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Posted April 20 2010 - 8:04 AM

Really???? Just a circular saw??? I never thought of that. I have an older craftsman 7.5" saw that is a workhorse. I might have to give that a try. Even if I burn through 8 blades it would still be a cheaper than renting. Thanks guys.
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Posted April 20 2010 - 8:18 AM

My brother cut the concrete in his basement to install the sump with his circular saw and the correct blade.
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Posted April 20 2010 - 11:05 AM

Really???? Just a circular saw??? I never thought of that. I have an older craftsman 7.5" saw that is a workhorse. I might have to give that a try. Even if I burn through 8 blades it would still be a cheaper than renting. Thanks guys.



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There are also diamond blades that will do the job, just have a kid with a squirt bottle working with you to control blade heat and dust.



#8 Wayne Tj

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Posted April 20 2010 - 3:44 PM

Really???? Just a circular saw??? I never thought of that. I have an older craftsman 7.5" saw that is a workhorse. I might have to give that a try. Even if I burn through 8 blades it would still be a cheaper than renting. Thanks guys.
Alan

Come to think of it, if I had adjusted the blade depth to that of just the asphalt I would not have used more than one blade - it's the crushed stone under the asphalt that did a job on the blades.


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Posted April 20 2010 - 4:00 PM


Just saw this on the news



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Posted April 20 2010 - 7:48 PM

asphalt is soft compared to concrete, abrasive blade is the way to go


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